37913 Ostheimer Beggar Available for preorder only
Beggar for St. Martin and his Horse are among the newest additions in our growing collection of Ostheimer figures.
Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier who, as legend has it, cut his cloak in two and gave half of it to a poor beggar who was dying from the cold. His feast day is celebrated on November 11, also known as "Martinmas."
Lovingly hand carved and hand painted in Germany, this St. Martin figure has moveable arms and has a bright red removable cloak that can be divided in half, just as in the legend.
Ostheimer wooden figures are a treat for all ages!
Many families like to make it a tradition to add to their child's collection of these sweet and charming German wooden toys yearly by giving a new piece each birthday or Christmas.
All Ostheimer wooden figures meet or exceed strict EU safety testing standards.
- SIZE : 11 cm H
- MATERIALS : European alder and maple hardwoods, painted with eco-friendly, non-toxic stains
- ORIGIN : Handmade in German
Ostheimer has a beautiful range of wooden figures, like this Market Woman, that are just perfect for children to hold and to bring to life with their make believe fairy tales.
This solid hand carved wooden female figure does not disappoint. The Ostheimer Market Woman can be many things! Perfect to add to your Wooden Castle set she will also love to join your toy farm, be the mother of the family or how about a princess in disguise?
Ostheimer wooden toys have been loved by children for over 70 years. Ostheimer’ wonderfully expressive wooden toys and figures are produced from hardwoods of the finest quality, such as maple, elm and ash.
Material: This figure is hand carved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
In 1959, Margarete Ostheimer, a Waldorf teacher (Steiner) in Germany, designs and crafts together with her father a collection of toys, in what is today known as the typical distinctive Ostheimer style, which enliven the imagination. In her own words: “It is the fantasy of our children alone that breathes life into the seemingly stiff wooden figures, the form and color of which purposely have been reduced to an essential minimum. It is apparent how little coaching our children need to dive into their worlds.”
Ostheimer are today unique in the way that they make their beautiful wooden figures. Each template is transferred to the wood and sawn out by hand. Each figure is then given its characteristic Ostheimer carving, then sanded, hand painted and finally dipped in walnut oil. At each stage of the process the human hand is present and in control.
made in: Germany
made of: maple wood
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