This friendly Spotted Pig (with an adorable rope tail) loves splashing in the mud with his friends. Children will love simulating farm stories with this beautifully designed piece. The sturdy wooden toy has been hand-crafted from solid hardwood in Germany and meticulously painted a pale pink with black spots 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 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.