|These two Schwäbisch Hällischen piglets are|
Berlin's Lucky Pigs for 2013
Pig charms are very popular in Germany and Austria, including gold and silver bracelets, Christmas ornaments, candies, toys, and post-cards. This notion of the lucky pig arose from the realities of the 18th century: pigs were a source of food and income. A farming family that kept pigs would never go hungry. There's something perverse in this logic since the pig was not lucky and would eventually be consumed.
|New Year's Postcard|
from the Early 20th Century