The Mayflower casts off and we start.
The Mayflower set sail 400 years ago and so began an onerous journey for the crew and the passengers, who hoped to find their happiness and a free world in the distance. We take this occasion to open our online season and celebrate with two new nutcrackers which are currently only available exclusively in our webshop. Our nutcracker Pilgrim Father and Mother are symbols for the first brave pilgrims, who dared to step into the new world. They landed on the 11th of November and for this reason we only have 11 nutcrackers of each in stock for this year.
Our 16.3 inch Pilgrim Father is one of the first English settlers from New England who helped found the Plymouth Colony in the Massachusetts of today. They sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620.
Armed in his traditional pilgrim garb with a black hat, pilgrim staff and broad black belt, he celebrates the fruits of his labor with other colonists and friends of the Native Americans at a three-day feast in 1621 after the first harvest.
Carefully handcrafted by Steinbach in Germany with great attention to detail.