Ostheimer root children silhouette
The root children based on a story by Sybille von Offers, about the changing of the seasons. The root children spend the winter asleep. When spring comes, they wake, sew themselves new gowns, and clean and paint the beetles and bugs. All summer they play in fields, ponds and meadows before returning in the autumn to Mother Earth, who welcomes them home and puts them to bed once more.
Transparency paper silhouettes offer a gentle magic when the lights go out. They can be illuminated from behind by the flicker of a candle, or an LED tealight. The hole for the candle has diameter of 17 mm, however, we have also found that the Grimm's aluminum candle holder fits perfectly inside this hole, and we then suggest to people to buy the Grimm's candle holder separately, fit it into the hole to catch wax drippings, and use our 13 mm diameter beeswax candles.
Base sold separately. We do recommend the wooden base, as the silhouette frame does not stand upright securely enough on its own without the use of the stand. The stand is sold separately, as some people choose to purchase one stand, but more than one silhouette to swap out the silhouettes depending on the season or celebration.
Made in Germany.