Traditional Papier-mâché Chick in Egg Shell


As cute as they are grumpy, these papier-mâché figures make the perfect addition to any Easter table scene or home decorations. In fact, these Easter chicks are made using a traditional moulding technique and naive hand painting, produced by hand in the Eastern part of Germany where for over 100 years the toy industry flourished, supplying the world with objects for the amusement and joy of children. Today unfortunately, only a few studios and their homeworkers continue to produce such items but their charm still operates  thanks to their characterful faces, nostalgic appearance and old-fashioned symbolism. It's a slice of an older and simpler time, and to buy one is to ensure the studios continue making for the next generation. 

Size: 8x8x7cm (chick approx 3.5cm tall).

Price is for egg shell and one chick. If you want more chicks, you can find them here.

Kindly note each figurine being handprinted will have variations in its detail. Please handle carefully as they are delicate if dropped. Not waterproof.

These are not toys and are not suitable for children.