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Moravian Stars


The Moravian Star originated in Saxony, Germany, in the of Niesky, and in the 1830s. The stars were used as craft projects to help demonstrate geometry lessons to young boys attending Moravian school. The stars were quickly adopted by the Moravian Church as a symbol of the birth of Jesus and represented the star of Bethlehem.

Available are ornaments, sun catchers, nightlights and candle holders from Glass Nippers by Linda D'Italia.


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