Holztiger and Ostheimer animals are beautiful hand crafted wooden figures. Holztiger animals are made in Romania and it takes 6 months for each apprentice to be trained to make the wooden figurines. Ostheimer animals are made in Germany, and often use less abled adults to make these, with each person needing 12 months training before they complete their apprenticeship. These natural wood figures are in the Waldorf style which allow children to use their imagination to play with them, in their own little world. The wooden figures have been hand made, hand painted with non toxic dyes and will last a generation. Build your Holztiger or Ostheimer collection, or mix and match between these two hand crafted brands.