For decades, Holztiger wooden figures have stood for play value, safety and the highest European quality. Each figure is painstakingly handcrafted out of sustainably harvested hard maple and beech wood, then hand-painted with non-toxic watercolors. This gives them their particularly appealing and pleasant surface, the fine wood grain can still be seen through the finish and the character of the wood is preserved. The large figures are easy to grip for children's hands, making them a favorite to be collected for years until they form a complete play world.Holztiger is part of the Gollnest & Kiesel German toy company that is committed to making sure the world remains a colorful and liveable place. Each year they plant one tree for every new child born in their northern German state - approximately 25,000 trees per year for new public woodland that remains the common property of the state for all to enjoy!