The beautiful Ostheimer woodpecker. Height: 7.5 cm tall.
From the draft to the finished product, Ostheimer toys pass through many hands while they are designed, sawed out, sanded, rubbed-off, painted, oiled, and shipped out. Each step in this long process of careful handcrafting is inspired by a desire to offer children toys of truly high quality. This way, each Ostheimer wooden figures becomes a valuable individual piece of work.
To bring the artistic layout into shape, the accurately drawn silhouettes of Ostheimer figures are stamped onto the finely planed planks. Even at this point, it is necessary to work with care, taking into account the shade and grain of the wood to suit the proportions of the figure. Carried out with flair and accuracy, the sawing creates the basis for the correct profile of the figures. The pre-sanding removes sawdust and smooths the surface of the wood. Next, the lively form of the figures is created by an artist. Thus, Ostheimer is able to create the characteristic form which is distinctive for their toys. A soft final touch of the contours finishes the process of shaping our figures and prepares the surface for the following paint-work. Now the figures are gently painted by hand using a fine paint brush giving them their tender, child-oriented appearance. Transparent colours allow the beautiful wood texture to amplify its warm charisma. An immersion bath in high-quality organic oil imparts the wooden figures with colour-retention and protects the surface. Not until the figures have passed a final quality-check and been given the Ostheimer “seal of quality”, are they carefully packed and delivered to children all over the world.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Use soapy water with a damp cloth for cleaning. Dry immediately. Do NOT submerge in water and do NOT use disinfectant or hot water.
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