Poletoko

Polepole Wooden Animals - 6pc Savannah Set

$72
Grab your khakis and your binoculars, we’re going on an expedition!

Create exciting, imaginative play with this 6 piece Abizia wood Savannah set. Perfectly sized to fit in the hands of little park rangers, the set includes a cute crocodile, a happy hippopotamus, a graceful giraffe, a striped zebra, a rambunctious rhinoceros, and a (not-so) enormous elephant.

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.

Details

6 Polepole wooden animals:
- Crocodile (approximately 9 x 3 x 4 cm)
- Hippopotamus (approximately 7 x 3 x 4.5 cm)
- Giraffe (approximately 5 x 3 x 8 cm)
- Rhinceros (approximately 7.3 x 3 x 4.5 cm)
- Zebra (approximately 6.5 x 2.8 x 6.5 cm)
- Elephant (approximately 6.4 x 3.5 x 5 cm)
Hand carved in Indonesia from white Abizia wood
Hand painted in Japan with non-toxic paint

 

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