1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Happy Dwarf with Colorful Lantern
3. January 2019
I love this guy! This figure generates so many good feelings: As all German children I went with my lantern in the dark, in November, with other children and their parents, too. The most famous lantern song is “Laterne, Laterne” = “Lantern, lantern”. The second one goes “Sankt Martin, Sankt Martin”, remembering Saint Martin of Tours – that’s the one with the beloved crazy idea of sharing: The cut his (Roman soldier) coat in two to share with the freezing beggar 1700 years ago!