Traditional toys of the Estonian peasantry – new stamp issue for Europa 2015

May 6th, 2015 is glad to inform that Estonian Post is ready to release a set of two stamps for Europa 2015 stamp competition. The issue has been already designed and is scheduled to be put into circulation on the 6th of May.

The traditional toys of the Estonian peasantry were made of wood and other available materials; they were characterized by simple design close to nature and their main aim was to teach children different kinds of work in their future life. In the Soviet period toys in Estonia were produced by such major enterprises as Salvo, Norma and Polümeer.

Toys, cars toy animals, building blocks and other toys were mainly made of plastic, foam rubber and other artificial materials. Today, making of toys has been concentrated into small companies and individual craftsmen; once again they use natural materials, artisans' traditional methods and receive inspiration from the folk art.