These felt balls are made in Nepal by a factory that employs underprivileged women in order to give them a good living. The felt balls are about 1.8 cm diameter. The size varies a bit because it is a hand-felted product.
Number of pieces: 10 per pack (5 colors, 2 each)
Size: Ø +-18 mm
Materiel: 100% wool
Made in Nepal
The Importance of Handwork
The emphasis on working with our hands is a unique and central feature of Waldorf education. Besides training basic skills such as hand-eye coordination, basic math concepts (e.g. counting, geometry), and the ability to concentrate for an extended time, handwork also brings many less obvious benefits. In the handling and preparation of natural materials, respect is fostered. The aesthetic taste is exercise in design and color choice. Quiet confidence is gained upon the completion of a project. The balanced development of hands, head, and heart are important for both children and adults.
About De Witte Engel
De Witte Engel ("The White Angel") designs and produces unique innovative textile hobby and craft products made from natural raw materials. They are located on the island of Texel in North Holland.