This Black Forest wood carving by Triberg-based Samuel Kammerer measures 11 inches (28 cm). It is hand-carved in the Black Forest and hand-colored. Please note that every piece is unique and therefore shades of colors may vary slightly. The clock peddler figurine is also available without any coloring.
The Clock Peddler – an Example of Black Forest Wood Carving
When the Black Forest started to export its unique product, the cuckoo clock, it was the clock peddlers who traveled from valley to valley to carry the clocks from clockmakers to traders and customers. They brought the precious clocks in dossers, a type of wooden basket carried on your back, over the steep mountain passes through Black Forest and down into the Upper Rhine valley. Clock paddlers were always welcomed cordially on the remote farms in the hills because apart from commodities, they brought news and gossip. They were a common sight in the Black Forest until WW II when their trade decayed due to roads improvement in the Black Forest.
Triberg – The Center of Wood Carving In Black Forest
Wood carving has always been a wide-spread craft in the Black Forest. The center of the art lies around the town of Triberg. Our wood-carver Samuel Kammerer is one of the last five traditional wood carvers in that area. All his pieces are made from limewood and hand-carved as well as hand-painted.