The Grapat Rainbow Nins Tomten are part of the new Grapat 2020 collection. The new Rainbow Nins Tomten from Oskar’s Wooden Ark include six enchanting wooden dolls in all three primary (yellow, red and blue) and secondary (orange, purple and green) colours. Tomten (sing. Tomte) are mythological little spirits from the Swedish folklore. According to legends, they are solitary, mischievous but also responsible for protection of a farmstead and its buildings. Casiana and Jordi, the founders of Grapat Wooden Toys, put a little twist on the new Nins Tomten and created them in rainbow colours in contrast to the original Grapat Nins Tomten who wear traditional red hats. Children are not only drawn to the cute shape of the Tomten but also to their vibrant rainbow colours. Tomten can be used alone or in combination with other toys and are great for small world play and role play scenarios. Their simple design encourages imagination and allows children to create their own stories without being influenced by gender specific or facial details.
This Grapat Rainbow Nins Tomten includes 6 Rainbow Tomten, each 70mm in height.
Recommended Age 18+ months
Casiana and Jordi, the founders of Grapat Wooden Toys, are from a small town in the Pyrenean mountains of Catalunya who were inspired by how their daughter played when given the freedom to play with her natural every day surroundings. They believe that when the toy is somewhat seemingly simplistic and given without instructions, it encourages children to develop a more adventurous and complex activity with it.
Grapat toys are all handmade with love from almost all locally sourced materials and subject to nature making every piece unique. Every part of each toy has been considered from the dimensions of the toy, to the shape or form, the thickness of the wood and the colour.