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[Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]

Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of a castle, with two turrets and crennelated roof edges. Small narrow windows on towers and above gate. Sides are painted gray with black lines to indicate edges of stones or bricks. Tops of towers are painted red, are the two roof structures. Removeable roof section at center of top shows wire below for lighting of structure. Nails extend from peaks of towers and roof, presumably to hold flags.


Creation Date: ca. 1915-1930

Catalog ID: 2013.167.5

Object Types: miniature, building, ornament, Christmas

Dimensions: Height 10 in . Width 6.188 in . Depth 5 in

Related Subjects: Christmas, Moravians in Washington, castle, Roland Borhek family, putz