Predan, a small family owned workshop in Schwäbisch Gmünd, (in the southern part of Germany), has been producing beautifully crafted wooden toys like animals, human and nativity figures, other toys and useful and decorative objects, made from local fine wood since 1982. 

Predan's goal is primarily to create a simple, soft, characteristic shape that emphasizes the expressiveness of the wood.
Types of wood used are maple and the colorful wood of the cherry, pear, apple and plum, elm, ash, walnut and yew.

The wood surface is finely sanded and then oiled, so that the natural texture of the wood can also be seen.