Ostheimer Cow Black & White – Standing
And on his farm he had a cow ...
This beautiful hand carved cow from Ostheimer is the perfect addition to your farm small world play scenes. Either alone or as part of a herd, she is sure to get a lot of love with her hand painted black spots. Use as part of a story sack or as a character from a well loved nursery rhyme. Lots of play and learning possibilities.
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.”
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.
Material: This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.