Ostheimer Child in Cradle - 2 Pieces
A child in crib from the Ostheimer wooden toy family figures.
The cradle of this piece is curved at its bottom, so that it may be rocked. The swaddled baby is removable.
Ostheimer toys are beautiful and tactile special toys to collect and cherish. All figures are hand-crafted in Germany. The wood used in Ostheimer toys comes from sustainable domestic forestry. Each product is a unique item individually shaped with love and care. Thus, the Ostheimer Waldorf toys allow children to immerse themselves into the vivid imaginative world of play.
Age: 3 years+.
Made in: Germany since 1940.
Size: 8 x 6 x 4cm approx.
Material: This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
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.
Margarete Ostheimer, a Waldorf (Steiner) teacher, began a collection of toys 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 colour of which purposely have been reduced to an essential minimum. It is apparent how little coaching our children need to dive into their worlds.”