Swiss Wood Santa Clauses

Who:Huggler

What:Handcrafted linden wood Santas

Where:Brienz, Switzerland

Huggler holds a special place in our hearts. When we launched EuropeanMarket in 2009, our first buying trip was to Switzerland and our first appointment was with Herr Rudolf Thomann-Huggler, owner of Huggler Woodcarving. We had heard Huggler artisans carved incredible objects and knew it was something we wanted to offer our customers. When we walked into the studio, we were amazed at the intricate beauty of each piece. All are carved and painted by hand. Huggler has been involved with woodcarving in Brienz since the mid-1800s. Each piece they carve is an example of the melding of art and craftsmanship.