Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge

Woodcarving from the Erzgebirge: A Living Cultural Heritage in Wood - Tradition Meets Modern Craftsmanship

The art of carving in the Erzgebirge has its roots in the mining culture. Miners who found free time after their work was done used it to record their experiences and stories in wood. This tradition has not only survived the test of time, but became an important source of income for many families, especially after the decline of mining.

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Steinbock, natur, geschnitzt, 25 cm von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild2
Capricorn
Capricorn, nature, craven, 25 cm
196.83 $*
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article-no: SV98-hell
Stülpner Karlwith dog, nature, craven, in different sizes
Stülpner Karl
Stülpner Karlwith dog, nature, craven, in different sizes
From 360.86 $*
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article-no: SV113-natur.3
Anton Günther, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild2
Anton Güther
Anton Güther, nature, craven, in different sizes
From 164.03 $*
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article-no: SV35-natur.3
Waldmann mit Pfeife, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
Woodman with Pipe
Woodman with Pipe, colored, craven, in different sizes
From 207.77 $*
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article-no: SV10-natur.2
Heilige Barbara, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge
Holy Barbara
Holy Barbara, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 360.86 $*
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article-no: SV59-gebeizt
Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge Motiv Seilfahrt, geschnitzt
Seilfahrt
Seilfahrt, colored, graven, in different sizes
From 262.44 $*
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article-no: SV65-farbig.2
Pilzsucher, natur, geschnitzt, in verschiedenen Größen
Man with mushrooms
Man with mushrooms, nature, graven, in different sizes
From 207.77 $*
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article-no: SV02-natur.2
Waldfrau, geschnitzt von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild2
Forest Woman
Forest Woman, colored, craven, in different sizes
From 317.12 $*
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article-no: SV04-farbig.3
Förster, farbig, geschnitzt, in verschiedenen Größen
Forest Ranger
Forest Ranger, colored, craven, in different sizes
From 317.12 $*
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article-no: SV06-farbig.4
Förster von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge, verschiedene Größen_Bild1
Forest Ranger
Forest Ranger, nature, craven, in different sizes
207.77 $*
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article-no: SV06-natur.3
Stülpner Karl with dog, pickled, craven, in different sizes
Stülpner Karl
Stülpner Karl with dog, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 240.57 $*
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article-no: SV113-gebeizt.1
Bauer mit Sense, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
Boor with Scythe
Boor with Scythe, colored, craven, in different sizes
From 273.38 $*
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article-no: SV13-farbig.2
Wildschwein, gebeizt, geschnitzt, in verschiedenen Größen
Wild Boar
Wild Boar, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 164.03 $*
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article-no: SV143-gebeizt.2
Deer, pickled, craven, in different sizes
Deer
Deer, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 306.18 $*
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article-no: SV16-gebeizt
Holzfäller, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
Lumberjack
Lumberjack, natur, craven, in different sizes
From 164.03 $*
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article-no: SV19-natur.1
Wanderer, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
Hiker
Hiker, nature, craven, in different sizes
From 164.03 $*
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article-no: SV29-natur.1
Wilderer mit Reh, gebeizt, geschnitzt, in verschiedenen Größen
Poacher with Deer
Poacher with Deer, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 317.12 $*
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article-no: SV30-gebeizt.3
Anton Güther, pickled, craven, in different sizes
Anton Güther
Anton Güther, pickled, craven, in different sizes
From 191.36 $*
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article-no: SV35-gebeizt.1
Hamburger Zimmermann, geschnitzt von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
Hamburger Carpenter
Hamburger Carpenter, colored, craven, 25 cm
317.12 $*
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article-no: SV38-farbig
Hamburger Carpenter, nature, craven, 25 cm
Hamburger Carpenter
Hamburger Carpenter, nature, craven, 25 cm
262.44 $*
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article-no: SV38-natur
Berghäuer 97, geschnitzt in verschiedenen Größen von Schnitzkunst aus dem Erzgebirge_Bild1
miner 97
German Miner 97, nature, craven, in different sizes
From 229.64 $*
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article-no: SV47-natur.1
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From miners to master carvers: Handwork and choice of materials

The Ore Mountains are rich in forests,and the choice of wood plays a crucial role in the art of carving. The most common woods are soft lime, maple as well as pine-and fruit trees. With the help of carving irons or carving knives, artists transform a simple block of wood into complex works of art.

The diversity of Erzgebirge carving art: Religious and historical motifs

The range of carving motifs is wide.In addition to depictions of miners and animals, there are also religious and historical motifs. These works serve not only as decorative elements, but are also evidence of regional culture and history.

A highlight for collectors and art lovers: Application in modern decoration

The carving art from the Ore Mountains has also made it into modern decorative elements. Thus, filigree carvings are often seen on Schwibbögen or Christmas pyramids, which can be found in many German households especially at Christmas time.

Clubs and commercial carvers

In clubs, carving groups and also with commercial carvers, the centuries-old tradition is held high. Here, interested people can not only purchase finished works, but also learn the secrets of the craft.

Unique one-of-a-kind pieces

Each carving is unique. Especially one-of-a-kind pieces, depicting scenes of mining, animals or religious motifs, are particularly sought after by collectors and art lovers and are considered highlights of any collection. Discover the fascination and cultural depth of the Erzgebirge carving art. A craft, that tells the story of a region and at the same time timeless beauty immortalized in wood.

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