This playfully sweet Dolphin loves to splash in the waves and is sure to become fast friends with the other members of your child's family of wooden animals! This graceful wooden toy has been hand-crafted from solid hardwood in Germany and painted with pretty hues of pink and blue to create a realistic effect. Ostheimer maintains the tradition of hand-creating their heirloom-quality wooden figurines using methods that are increasingly rare. Each template is thoughtfully designed, transferred to the wood, and sawn out by hand. The figure is then given its characteristic Ostheimer carving, sanded, hand painted, and finally dipped in natural oils. At each stage of the process the human hand is present and in control. The company’s expressive wooden toy figures have been loved by children and their parents for more than fifty years.