This is a set of 12 Moravian Star ornaments, also known as Froebel Stars. They are woven by me from green and white paper. They are perfect for Christmas decorating and then you could bring them out again for St. Patrick's Day. (Which is exactly what I do!) Each is 1" across and has a thread loop for hanging or taping to a gift. Wonderful when shown off as a group or as individual accents. The ones you see in the photos have been sold, but you would be getting a set that looks exactly like it, finished, boxed, and ready to ship. The tree is not included, just one of my favorite way of displaying them. These stars are often used as ornaments on a Christmas tree, wreath, or garland, but I decorate with them year round. I'd love to hear how you use them!
History: This pattern is generally credited to a 19th century German educator named Frederick Froebel; the man who also came up with the concept of kindergarten! While the ornament pre-dates Froebel, he wrote it up and disseminated it and it usually bears his name. I learned it as "Moravian Star," but it has also appeared as Advent star, Danish star, German star, Nordic star, Pennsylvanian star, Polish star, Swedish star, and Christmas star. Early versions were often dipped in wax to help preserve the paper which, at the time, was expensive. I skip this step as I personally don't like the effect it has on the appearance. I never sell things that I wouldn't use in my own home.