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.
The journey is the reward. In 1621, after reaping their first harvest, the Pilgrims celebrated the fruits of their labor with fellow Colonists and Native American friends at a three-day feast.
The 16.5 inch pilgrim mother figure is featured in full pilgrim clothing and wears a white hood with a gray and white traditional outfit. She holds a woven basket in her hands.
Armed in his traditional pilgrim garb with a black hat, pilgrim staff and broad black belt, 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.
Carefully handcrafted by Steinbach in Germany with great attention to detail.