Christmas 2013 . . . December 19
Large German Christmas diorama heavily covered in mica to simulate snow. Man on skis is walking through the snow standing next to a tree that has lost its leaves. A tree stump on the right is actually a candy container. On the left, an old tin candleholder is embedded in the snow. The figure on skis is wearing a suit made of rabbit fur. Early German toy makers used rabbit fur frequently in creating their wares. Most early Santas have white rabbit fur beards, and Krampus or devil items (as the Krampus in yesterday's post) often had hair of rabbit fur.
12/20/2013 01:23:40 am
Margo said it perfectly. This has been like my own personal Advent calendar and I am so enjoying it.
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