Wooden Toy Gallery toys are designed and handcrafted following the oldest Baltic craft-traditions as practiced by our ancestors. Our workshops are based in the Baltic states, a region with a strong connection to the ancient bonds between man and nature.
We deploy sustainable materials to make totally natural and wonderful traditional toys. For example, most of our toys are made from birch which stimulates our touching senses. There are a great number of nerve receptors in our finger tips which are linked to speech and vision centers. That is why touch is of great importance for the physical and spiritual development of children.
Birch is considered the most powerful tree on the earth. A leafy tree known from ancient times as a medicinal plant, used in the treatment of many diseases, the birch tree is also known as the "tree of life". Birch trees are associated with new beginnings, fresh starts, stability, initiation, adaptability, and growth. For example, traditionally, babies' cradles were made of birch wood, drawing on the earlier symbolism of new beginnings.
The beauty of birch trees is due in part to the contrast between their white bark and their green summer leaves or yellow autumn leaves. As a result, many artists and photographers have used birch trees as subjects.
By playing with natural birch toys children will awaken their natural senses and detect whispers of transformation and growth in the midst of the birch groves within their souls.
Natural and safe toys are fundamental to our philosophy. We guarantee the quality of our toys which all comply with the European Union CE standard and above. Our wooden products have been carefully crafted from sustainable European forests which are replanted strictly according to the EU arboriculture regulations and / or from recycled timbers.
Our toys either have no finish or are naturally finished or painted with non-toxic water-based dyes. As a craftsmen we take pride in the environmental credentials of our toys and our work. Although toys are our main focus, we also offer other natural products, but as with our toys these are all natural, hand-crafted goods of the highest quality.
Thank you for your interest in the Wooden Toy Gallery and we hope you enjoy the wooden toys and hand-crafted products we have on offer, bringing nature closer to you.
The Wooden Toy Gallery