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THE ARTIST: Steinbach

ORIGIN OF THE WORK: U.S.A Internet 2001

CODE: ROLL2DX-8
THE HISTORY OF NUTCRACKERS:

According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as
keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home.
The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves
like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger.
A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and
serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill.

HOW NUTCRACKERS CAME TO AMERICA

Nutcrackers have always been enjoyed for their whimsical expressions.
authentic costumes, and enigmatic charm. However, nutcrackers also
possess a rich history that goes back about 300 years.
Nutcrackers carry with them a sense of tradition as well as
an abundance of stories and legends of the past.
Although nutcrackers have been around forages, they were not always
the collectible items as we know them today.
In fact, nutcrackers only became popular in the United States about 50 years ago.
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