Herrnhut Paper Star 24″
~ 60 cm / 24 inch ø | Indoor use only!
The original Herrnhut Star consists of 17 square and 8 triangular points as well as 2 spare points, 50 clips, hanging up bar, assembly instruction and brochure. It comes with the lighting and the electrical lighting cable is placed on the top instead of the 26th point. By tradition still handmade. Imported from GERMANY!
Product size: ~ 60 cm / 24-inch ø
Main material: Paper
Plug in: CA/USA (E12 indoor cable with plug in, 4m (157 inch), incl. bulb)
Assembly options: self-assembly
Use: Indoor use only
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Herrnhut Paper Star 24" i6 - TRADITIONAL CLASSICS
~ 60 cm / 24 inch ø
HERRNHUT PAPER STAR 24" i6
The origin of the Herrnhut Christmas Stars
Herrnhut Paper Star 24" i6. The Herrnhut Star, which originated over 160 years ago in the Renewed Moravian Church, is considered the source of all handmade Christmas stars. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first star made of paper and cardboard shone in the rooms of the boarding school of the Moravian Church. Constructed by a mathematics instructor in class, the star served as a communication tool to improve geometric comprehension. Since then, children have been crafting their stars on the first Sunday in Advent, thereby introducing this custom to their families. Even today, beginning the peaceful Christmas season with a Herrnhuter Stern is still a charming tradition.
THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY - A star to ward off homesickness
Of course, these boarding schools could not take the place of home. Being separated from their parents was very painful for the children, especially during the Advent and Christmas season. Hence the star as a symbol of the Bible story was a welcome helpmate. A teacher first used the star in mathematics class as a way to help children better understand geometry. He let the children at the boarding school construct stars of various geometrical shapes and these stars later adorned the schoolrooms. The first stars were coloured white and red – white for purity and red for the blood of Jesus Christ. From then on, the children always crafted their stars on the first Sunday in Advent and carried this custom back to their families.
FROM 1991 - A new beginning
The development of business and political frameworks since 1989 made a new beginning possible for the production of
Herrnhut Stars, with the relaunch of the private limited company “Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH” employing 23 workers in 1991. The sales department needed to be completely rebuilt. In addition, new materials were used and the production process was modernised.
Herrnhut Paper Star 24" i6
Imported from Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH
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