Holztiger figures are made in Europe and are of very high quality. Each figure is painstakingly handcrafted out of maple and beech wood. This gives them their particularly appealing and pleasant surface. The watercolors are guaranteed non-toxic and the fine wood grain can still be seen after being painted by hand. Since each figure is made by hand, the dimensions and colors may vary slightly. Holztiger wooden sets are notoriously difficult to find in the USA, and when given as a gift, they make a very impressionable statement.