dimanche 10 juin 2018

Celebrating Garden Gnomes




Hommage aux nains de jardin




Look amongst the greenery of Germany’s lush gardens and you might spot a red-capped gartenzwerg, or garden gnome. Today’s Doodle - just in time for Garden Day in Germany - celebrates these tiny statues for their big role in German history.
Gnome figures first appeared in 13th-century Anatolia and re-emerged in 16th-century Italy. The common garden gnome originated in 19th-century Germany from the mining area of Thuringia. Here, local craftsmen are given credit for hand-crafting the gnomes as we know them—with shaggy beards and pointy hats.








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