Black Forest Bear Mirror
New 21st century
35"h x 24"w x 5"d
© Vintage Winter
An absolutely wonderful carving of a traditional Black Forest Swiss carved mirror. This piece was expertly carved with the same level of detail and
craftsmanship found in antique black forest carvings created a century
ago in Switzerland. It is traditional folklore that black forest
carvings were only produced in the Bavarian Black Forest region in
Germany. In fact, it is the Swiss that should be most credited with
these stunning carvings. Black Forest carvings trace their origins to
Brienz with only a handful of cottage industry workshops. Their
carvings were often placed in a leather satchel, slung around the
salesman's back and hiked to areas where tourists were know to travel.
Once there, these carvings were sold to the traveling elite and brought
back home to countries around the world as objects of curiosities and
function. This is a newly carved piece - a wonderful replica of an old design.