Why does a Nutcracker have a weird-looking mouth?
According to an old folk tale in Germany, a puppet maker created a doll that can crack open nuts with its mouth to join a challenge. Soon it became a toy that children receive as gifts, especially during Christmastime. Another German belief is that Nutcrackers attract good fortune for their bearer.
Ironically, it was Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet that made the Nutcracker famous all over the world. His ballet highlighted the Nutcracker as a defender against evil by coming to life to save Clara from the evil Mouse King.
Even after centuries, Nutcrackers are still an iconic part of the Yuletide season in modern times. Several people collect nutcrackers while others never fail to include them in Christmas decorations, as an ornament, a mantle display, or as larger-than-life setups at commercial establishments.
This eight-foot fiberglass statue of a Nutcracker statue in a red uniform would be great for Holiday designs with large decorations. A blue version of the uniform is also available in this collection.
Dimensions: L 77 x W75 x H 244cm