Polepole Wooden Animals - 6pc Hakobune Set

Learn about Endangered Species

T-Lab's special edition Hakobune collection of hand-carved Abizia wood animals was created to raise awareness of endangered species. A wonderful starting point to explore the importance of conserving our wildlife, this set features 6 animals from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s “Red List”, including an Indian Elephant, a Galapagos Tortoise, a Giant Panda, a Sumatran Tiger, a Bactrian Camel, and an Amami Rabbit. A portion of proceeds from your purchase of this set directly funds animal protection groups.

Hand-carved in Indonesia, Hand-painted in Japan

This series of animals from Japanese brand Poletoko gets its name from the Swahili word “polepole”, which means “slowly slowly” - a direct reference to the thoughtful and time consuming process of creation. The process begins in Indonesia, where skilled artisans hand-carve the animals from white Abizia wood - known to be one of the quickest growing tropical trees, Abizia wood presents a more sustainable material option. In order to avoid the use of a lacquer or chemical treatment in the finishing, the animals are then carefully filed and sanded many times to create a super smooth finish. Finally, each animal is meticulously hand-painted in Japan. Individually hand-carved and hand-painted, each piece is truly one of a kind.


6 Special edition Polepole wooden animals:
- Indian Elephant (approximately 10 x 3 x 8.5H cm)
- Galapagos Tortoise (approximately 7.5 x 3 x 5 cm)
- Giant Panda (approximately 8 x 3 x 6 cm)
- Sumatran tiger (approximately 9.5 x 3 x 6.5 cm)
- Bactrian Camel (approximately 8.5 x 3 x 8 cm)
- Amami Rabbit (approximately 7 x 3 x 6.5 cm) 
Hand-carved in Indonesia from white Abizia wood
Hand-painted in Japan with non-toxic paint

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