- Harlequin Hampelmann, Red/Yellow
- About Oberammergau Hampelmann
- History of Hampelmann
Made from the stems of Spruce trees native to Oberammergau, just as they were when they were introduced back in the 18th century, the artists hand carve the desired shape of each Hampelmann and then split the wood into shingles. Once the figure has been carefully assembled using wooden dowels and string, which provides the movement to the arms and legs, the artists apply a typical Oberammergau painting style known as "Fassmalerei", a secret combination of pigments and lacquers layered on top of a base of chalk.
The fiber structure of each shingle, combined with the carving, make each and every Hampelmann toy unique. And each Hampelmann comes complete with the artists’ signature red sealing wax, which guarantees the figure is 100% handmade, exclusively in Oberammergau, Germany.