This gentle giraffe raises her head to munch on the highest leaves. Children will find endless ways to incorporate this beautifully-crafted figure into their pretend worlds. This graceful wooden toy has been hand-crafted from solid hardwood in Germany and meticulously painted with orange and white hues 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.