The origin of the Christmas stars
Originated over 160 years ago, the Herrnhuter Star is considered to be the inspiration and source of all handmade Christmas stars. At the start of the 19th century, the star made an appearance in the rooms of the boarding school of the Moravian Church, made of paper and cardboard. It was constructed by a mathematics instructor in class, and then served as a communication tool to improve geometric comprehension. Since then, the star has created its own history and traditions. Children have been crafting stars on the first Sunday in Advent, thus introducing this custom to their families and friends. Even today the Herrnhuter Star makes for a charming tradition. Learn more…
Herrnhuter Sterne Manufaktur has been creating Herrnhuter Stars the traditional way, by hand, since 1897. Our long-established company is sensitive to preserving this time-honoured tradition today, and truly embodies the term “manufacture.” Even today diligent hands are folding and pasting to create both small and large points to create the famous star. The focus of this company is on the unique craft and enables us to unite quality with handiwork in its purest form. Each star is meticulously crafted with patience and care. Therefore, every Herrnhuter Star is one of a kind! Owning one of these simple, colourful stars invites you into a group of people across the world that take this symbol of the Star of Bethlehem with them home and to their families.
In the traditional way, the Herrnhuter Star was made with paper, it’s important to our company to ring true to the tradition of this craft, down to the materials. While the original star was red and white – white for purity and red for the blood of Christ – today there’s multiple colours to choose from! The paper stars come in 4 sizes, between 40 to 80 cm in diameter. Choose from 6 colours and find the perfect star for anybody wishing to honour this tradition!
Since 1982, the Herrnhuter Stars in plastic have been created for use both outside and indoors. Weatherproof while remaining elegant and classic, they can be used at Christmas time to elevate the look of your home, Church, street, shopping centers and malls to ring in the peaceful Advent season. Our standard of quality is not to be skipped here, as we specialize in our in-house production and take pride in our skilled employees.
The Herrnhut Star in its smallest size of 13 cm diameter is also available in a chain of 10 stars, in 8 different colors. The stars are placed at 1 m intervals and together form a 12 m long garland.
Since 2016, unique traditional and modern designs have been added to the product range at Herrnhuter Sterne. Traditional handicrafts combined with timeless designs always puts Herrnhuter Sterne in the spotlight. We are sure to have something anyone, any age would cherish.
The “Sternenbogen” is our emblem at Herrnhuter Manufaktur, made of wood. Simple yet stylish, it is best displayed with the A1e. The Herrnhuter Star A1e is illuminated by the adapter which is included.
The Herrnhuter Schwibbogen tells the story of Christmas through pictures and showcases the symbolic Herrnhuter Star. Made of stained birch and lime wood, a LED illumination strip on the base gives it depth. The motif is rounded off by the Herrnhuter Miniaturstern (8cm).
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