- Wooden Ring-Turned Pull-Along Animals-1
- About Christian Werner
- History of Erzgebirge
These pull-along animals demonstrate the unique harmony that exists between the three-dimensional wooden body of the ring-turned animal and the flat wood base it’s attached to. Each unique creature is crafted from what begins as a slice of a fir tree, just as they were over 200 years earlier. Using a wood lathe, they hone very specific indentations into the ring for each specific animal. Once the indentations are complete, each ring is sliced to create 20-30 individual animals. Each individual animal is then meticulously hand-carved using knives the old-fashioned way, hand-painted, finished and embellished - complete with horns, tails, and ears. The wheels are made of terracotta in such a way as to emphasize the animals in motion when rolled along. The animals are finally attached to their wood bases using a combination of glue and nails.