Huggler Woodcarvings - The original nativity figures of Brienz, Switzerland!
In 1915, Hans Huggler-Wyss created the first hand-carved, hand-painted nativity scene of Switzerland at the time: Cristnacht 14 cm (5.5 inch). Through the years the creative wood carvers of Huggler continue to carve these classic wood carved nativity scenes figures in Brienz, the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.
The family and company name Huggler is known worldwide for their Brienz wood carving talent and history. Taught by his father, Johann Huggler became one of the most magnificent wood carvers of Brienz, Switzerland. The family success history was continued by Hans Huggler (1877-1947) who, more than 100 years ago, designed the nativity figures shown here.
This is a 5.5 inch (14cm) scale Nativity scene. The scale of a Nativity scene is based on the tallest standing human figurine.