Highly detailed worlds
About 1,500 items from all parts of the Ore Mountains reflect the high art of craftsmanship. Primarily made between 1890 and 1930, these exhibits represent hard work, unique skills and the inventive spirit of their creators. The period reaches from the early 17th century to the present. In addition, examples from Thuringia, Bohemia and Vogtland are also represented.
But which folk art is actually involved?
The Erika Pohl-Ströher Collection comprises mainly objects of Christmas culture in Saxony and the Ore Mountains. In addition to light-bearing figures such as angels, miners or Turks, the Christmas Mountains are also represented here. The cross-border nature of the collection is documented by nativity boxes, nativity figures and stage mountains originating from the area around Grulich. Another focus of the collection are the products of the Ore Mountains toy industry. This particularly refers to lathed goods from the Seiffen area, as well as objects made of material and papier-mâché. Arks, farmhouses, match boxes and miniatures as well as doll houses, music boxes and wind-up toys reflect the colorful diversity of the art. To emphasize the special importance of the mining industry in the history of the Saxon-Bohemian Ore Mountains, the collection shows a large number of miners as light carriers, mountain expeditions with carved or lathed figures or mines-in-a-box.