Nothing is linked more to the Erzgebirge region of Germany than the Bergmänner. Erzgebirge literally means "Ore Mountains," and mining was the chief industry. The miners were held in very high esteem, and whenever there was a parade, they would put on their parade uniform and participate. This early Bergmann (miner) candleholder is typical of those displayed at Christmastime in every Erzgebirge household, hand carved and hand painted . . . a miner in full parade dress with a candleholder.
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