size: 40 cm // 15,75 inch
limited edition in pieces: 1000 pieces
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Martin Luther was born 1483 in Eisleben. The Augustinereremiten Monk foughtfor the religious liberty. He initiated 1517 the Reformation and establishedthe Protestantism. In autumn 1517 he published 95 thesis at the castle churchin Wittenberg. For all he criticized the indulgence. 1521 in Worms, it cameto the breach with the church, when he refused to retract his thesis. Hisfamous words were: Here I am standing, I can do nothing else, God helpsme, Amen! Nevertheless, Luther didnt want to split the churchin the first, he only want to reform it. But because he was banished fromthe church and the state, he founded the Evangelical Church. 1525 MartinLuther married the former Nun Katharina von Bora. With it, he confessedconsciously to the wedlock. The Holy Bible was for him the only authorityreferring questions about the dogma. Therefore he wanted that everybody canread it. So he started to translate the Bible into German language. Duringhis stay at the castle Wartburg 1521/22, where he bore the covername knight Junker Jörg, he translated the New Testamentinto German language. From April until October 1530 he found a hiding placeat the castle Veste Coburg. 1534 he finished his translationof the Bible and published the first complete edition of the German Bible.Thanks to the invention of the letterpress printing, the German Bible spreadin lighting speed. Now all people were able to read the Bible by themselves.Luther was a brilliant creator of new words. With his Bible translation heestablished the High German language for whole Germany. He influenced thedevelopment of the German language lastingly like no other. Without him themodern Germany would not be thinkable. He called for and furthered the educationof the people. With it he laid the foundations of the modern knowledge society.1546 Martin Luther passed away in Eisleben and was buried in Wittenberg.
Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber,the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared(this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair"is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabricof goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angorarabbit.
The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to beharmed!
Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperaturechange. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot thatthe meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there areonly three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas,USA, South Africa and Turkey.
The fur of the Angora go at is naturally white, curly and shiny. Itsfibers have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. Thesecharacteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheenmake mohair one of the finest fibers offered by nature.
About the manufacturer HERMANN-Spielwaren, Coburg / Germany
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry’s and Public’s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.