You'll love this lovely handmade Seiffener Christian Ulbricht Nativity Pyramid year-round and especially at Christmastime. This beautiful nativity pyramid is hand-carved from natural wood and made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany.�It has a stable design with natural finish and features a colorful nativity scene with hand-enameled figures of the holy family and a shepherd.The heat generated by four candles (not included) moves the blades and spins the pyramid. This wonderful pyramid is sure to become a treasured heirloom in your family. Candles not included.The Christmas pyramid is a unique article that originated in the Erzgebirge region of Germany around 300 years ago. It was very simple - often sticks tied together at the top and decorated with bright materials. To maintain an upright position the sticks had to be tied in such way that the base was broader than the top; hence the pyramid shape and the reason for their name.Over time flat round platforms were developed and a center shaft was put through the platforms; thus the platforms rotate. Ultimately wings or blades were attached at the top and candles were fitted to various parts of the pyramid. When the candles are lit on today's Christmas pyramids their heat moves the wing blades and propels the whole structure.Founded in 1949 the Taron Company has been in business for more than 50 years. The company's focus has always remained the same: to bring unique high-quality collectible giftware handicrafts and toys to the U.S. marketplace.