Balkan Gypsy Wagon
Balkan Gypsy Wagon
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Our gypsy wagons are based on authentic wagons from differnet parts of the world and were drawn using the highest quality CAD software they make wonderful Doll Houses as well as Models to display and some have furniture included

Balkan Gypsy Wagon

Unlike the Gypsies who have remained in India, many of the Balkan Gypsies have become settled. They often live in villages or near the towns or cities. Some still travel, though, by caravans of cars, trucks, and trailers.
In the past, Gypsies were not allowed to own land, so they began developing their own occupations which they still do today. These included such things as fortune-telling, horse trading, entertaining, acrobatics, and metal and wood working. They are especially known for their musical abilities. Many sing and play instruments at weddings, baptisms, festivals, and on other occasions. They often ride in amazingly decorated wagons.
Caravans have only been used by Gypsies for 150 years. Before then, they walked on foot, used carts to convey their
possessions and slept in tents called "benders" made out of hazel twigs covered with canvas. Lacking tents, they would
sleep beneath the tilt (cover) of the cart. Wagons built to live in, not just to carry persons or goods, developed
about 1810 in France. In England these were probably first used by showmen traveling between fairs and with circuses in
the 1820's. Gypsies only began living in them about 1850. The Gypsies name for their wagon is a Vardo. It was highly
cherished, but they rarely built their own. Instead, newly married couples commissioned them from non-Gypsy coach
builders. Building a Vardo took them between 6 to 12 months and used the wood of oak, ash, elm, walnut and pine. They
were ornately painted, decorated with carvings and often enriched with goldleaf.

Comes in three imperial and three metric thicknes scales

1/8th -1/4 and 1/2 inch
as well as 3mm -6mm and 12mm
Comes with both Laser and Router versions
as well as a full color assembly guide
and a number coded DXF file for easy assembly

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