This gentle fawn hears a sound in the forest, lifts her head, and gazes ahead steadily with alert eyes. Children will find endless ways to incorporate this beautifully-crafted figure into their pretend forests. The graceful wooden toy has been hand-crafted from solid hardwood in Germany and meticulously painted with soft white markings to create a realistic effect. 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 teacher, began a collection of toys created to enliven the imagination. Slight differences in color and slight deviations in the structure of the grain contribute to the special charm and uniqueness of Ostheimer figures.