Can you tell me what this is? Country of origin?

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Can any one tell me what this tree ornament is, what it represents or what country would have these on their Christmas tree? It is carved, hand painted and sewn with thread. It is a beautiful piece. I recently bought a box of vintage ornament and I believe the owners were world travelers, I have so far found Italy Brazil Austria East Germany. Most items are from the 40's and 50's.
slovakian wood carved christmas bird, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
slovakian wood carved christmas bird, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
slovakian wood carved christmas bird, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
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  • Eva, Slovakia (central Europe) I am glad to see you have got an ornament from my country. It is a very old kind of wood carving. Some woodcarvers make them to this day.
    • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 19, 2014
      @Eva Pomothyova Eva Vesela Thank you do you have any idea is it a bird or an angel does it have any special meanings
  • Gail Gail on Nov 19, 2014
    what kind of bird is this?
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    • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 19, 2014
      @Gail I wish I knew what kind of bird this was representing do you know?
  • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 19, 2014
    Thank you Eva Pomothyova I will try to research it from that region. It is so pretty
  • Gail, that is a stylized flying pigeon. It is a symbol of love, tenderness in our country. We used it as a wind chimes above the baby bed 100 years ago, later as an ornament on the Christmas tree.
  • Sharon S Sharon S on Nov 21, 2014
    This is a very specific form of wood carving - it's a fan bird and is made using a complicated process of splitting layers of wood - usually white cedar - and separating and moving the layers to form feathers. I've also seen it used to make native American headdresses.
  • ConnieJoe ConnieJoe on Nov 22, 2014
    I think it's a Falcon, on the Polish flag.
  • Heartbeat Heartbeat on Nov 29, 2015
    Have you found out more about this item? There were a few answers, just wondering which one was closest
    • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 29, 2015
      @ Hi I went with Eva's information, there was even videos out there showing how they were made they actually cut the wood paper thin to make this,its a beautiful ornament
  • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 29, 2015
    I love this forum and all it's knowledgeably people.
  • Donna Hagen Donna Hagen on Nov 29, 2015
    I love this forum and all it's knowledgeably people.
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