Zwetschgenmännla (Prune people)

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Zwetschgenmännla (Prune People)

The making of them started in Saxony. But they where first sold in Nuremberg at the beginning of the 19 th century. The arms and legs are made of dried prunes threaded on a wire. The body of dried figs and the head is a painted walnut. They are dressed as men and women, chimney sweeps or other professions. Superstition has it, you never will be out of money or happiness if you have a Zwetschgenmännla in your house.

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