Heat from the candles turns the wooden blades on the top of the pyramid.
NOTE: Pieces may fall off or become un-glued during transit as German pyramid items are extremely fragile. It is the customer’s responsibility to re-glue when applicable.
We will not accept returns or exchanges for unglued pieces from German Pyramids. Thank you, Christmas Treasures Staff
Hand Made in Germany
Natural wood finish. Santa, children, and all the excitement of Christmas presents rotate using tea light candles heat to move the paddles of the pyramid. Tea light NOTE: Candles Not Included. Uses Candles 30-3813”
11.5”H ; 8” DIAM.
The Pyramid (German: Weihnachtspyramide)was developed in the Erzgebirge region of Germany where many people earned their living working underground in iron mines. The candlelit pyramids mirrored the miners yearning for light, associating it both with clean air inside the mines and their safe return at the end of the day.
The first candle-driven pyramids were offered for sale on the Dresden Market at the beginning of the 19th century.
How Does a pyramid work?
When the candles are lighted, the warm air rising up through the blades of the propeller makes the pyramid turn.
The slowly revolving pyramid with its soft candlelight is a centerpiece for any seasonal decoration.
How are pyramids made?
Check out this YouTube Video.