▶︎About German Wall Figures in the GDR
9. January 2019
The German Democratic Republic existed from 1949-1990. It was also called East Germany at that time. They produced a lot of traditional folk art items such as wooden nutcrackers, small wooden angels and of course our Fairy Tale Wood Plaques. They copied a lot from other, western world manufacurers, especcially Heller Kunst and Mertens Kunst.
Some of the craft items were produced very beautifully, some were not. A few artists however seem to have found motives of their own.