Timeless Waldorf grandmother figure from Ostheimer.
Grandmother has a friendly neutral expression, allowing children to adopt her into a range of roleplaying ideas. She'll read her grandchildren a story, cook them dinner or help out on the farm.
Grandmother is a wonderful addition to your "family" Ostheimer collection, use her as an aid for discussing family trees and the different members of your own family. She could also be used in a story sack for Red Riding Hood - watch out for the wolf Grandma!
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 colour and slight deviations in the structure of the grain contribute to the special charm and uniqueness of Ostheimer figures.
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.
Age: 3 years +.
Made in: Germany since 1940.
Size: Height 14cm approx.
Material: This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
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.”
Ostheimer wooden toys have been loved by children for over 70 years. Each Ostheimer wooden figure is made from local sustainable hardwood, painted with safe transparent paint and finished in organic oil to ensure a connection with nature and respect for the environment.