Ostheimer St. Martin with Sword + Coat
Ostheimer St Martin, the Roman Soldier who tore his cape in half so that a beggar could keep warm.
Children love to immerse themselves in the imaginative world of fairy tales. Breathlessly they listen to the tales of Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, of Princes and princesses. With Ostheimer's carefully handcrafted wooden figures children may relive the stories they heard. The design of their fairy tale figures reflects their beauty and imaginative character.
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 colour 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: St. Martin H16cm approx.
Material: This figure is handcarved 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 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.”