Nutcracker

21 rows, 21 cells (14 cells without indentation)

By Thomas Schinköth, 2021

braille nutcracker

The braille drawing is placed in the middle of the sheet. To left-justify it, leave out 7 spaces at the beginning of each row.

Here we go!

Row 1:
space 10 times, dots 56, c 6 times, semicolon
Row 2:
space 10 times, dots 456, space 6 times, l
Row 3:
space 10 times, capital sign, v, hyphen 4 times, number sign, apostrophe
Row 4:
space 10 times, l 2 times, full stop, capital sign, apostrophe, exclamation mark, dots 456 2 times
Row 5:
space 10 times, l 2 times, space, dots 456, l, space, dots 456 2 times
Row 6:
space 10 times, e, l, dots 45, g 2 times, b, dots 456, i
Row 7:
space 7 times, IN, c 4 times, p, c 2 times, TH, c 4 times, EN
Row 8:
space 7 times, l, dots 456, l, space 2 times, l, WAS, question mark, dots 456, space 2 times, dots 456, l, dots 456
Row 9:
space 7 times, l, dots 456, l, space 2 times, l, ER, q, dots 456, space 2 times, dots 456, l, dots 456
Row 10:
space 7 times, l, dots 456 2 times, space 2 times, dot 4, c 2 times, a, space 2 times, l 2 times, dots 456
Row 11:
space 7 times, l, dots 456, space, l, space 6 times, dots 456, space, l, dots 456
Row 12:
space 7 times, l, dots 456, space, dots 456, WERE 6 times, l, space, l, dots 456
Row 13:
space 7 times, l, dots 456, space, l, space 6 times, dots 456, space, l, dots 456
Row 14:
space 7 times, AND, f, space, c, p, c, TH, p, c, TH, c, space, d, y
Rows 15–16:
space 11 times, l, space, dots 456, l, space, dots 456
Row 17:
space 11 times, dots 456, c, l, dots 456, c, l
Rows 18–19:
space 11 times, dots 456, space, l, dots 456, space, l
Row 20:
space 9 times, dots 56, c 8 times, semicolon
Row 21:
space 9 times, dot 4, c 8 times, a

Description of the Drawing

This braille drawing shows a nutcracker figure. You can crack the nuts in its mouth using a lever on its back. The nutcracker is depicted from the front. It resembles a king or hussar, both motifs that are very often used as nutcracker models. Like a real nutcracker, the one in our braille drawing is standing at attention. Its legs are firmly anchored on a base. The arms are pointing straight down, with its hands protruding a little from the sleeves. The nutcracker figure is wearing a large headdress (a crown or a hussar cap). It has a belt buckled around its waist. Both eyes, nose and mouth can be felt on the face. The hair is hinted at to the left and right of the face, peeking out from under the headdress. Its mouth is wide open and there is a nut in the opening ready to be cracked (these decorative nutcrackers are less suitable for cracking particularly hard nuts, however).

This braille drawing was originally created for the non-profit organisation einfach machbar e. V. during the project “Blind Children Draw Pictures – Drawing with Letters” financed by the charity Aktion Mensch.

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