This enchanting Ostheimer Unicorn will be a delightful and essential character in your child's family of wooden fairy tale figures. Many families like to make it a tradition to add to their child's collection of these sweet and charming German wooden toys yearly by giving a new piece each birthday or Christmas. This magical wooden toy has been hand-crafted from solid hardwood in Germany and meticulously carved 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.