10012 Ostheimer Mother
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’s wonderfully expressive wooden toys and figures are produced from hardwoods of the finest quality, such as maple, elm and ash.
Every Ostheimer figure is sanded, painted with non-toxic stain, and varnished by hand, a process which ensures that each one is absolutely unique.
Slight differences in color and slight deviations in the structure of the grain contribute to the special charm and uniqueness of Ostheimer figures
Age: 3 years +.
Made in: Germany since 1940.
Size: H 14,4 cm approx.
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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