Ostheimer Hen - White Standing
A beautiful white Ostheimer hen.
This white wooden hen is standing and looking down at the ground, ready to peck at some chicken feed. You'll find her clucking around the farmyard or nesting a chicken egg. She's also perfect for a variety of story sacks and nursery rhymes.
Children love playing with Waldorf farm animals, whether they live on a farm, or are retelling their favourite farmyard story. Crafted from wood, they are perfect for little hands to hold, as they love exploring how the wood feels warm and smooth in their hands.
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.
Age: 3 year +.
Made in: Germany since 1940.
Safety: This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.