Hansa Puppet - Meerkat 28cm
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The HANSA brand is internationally recognized for "true to life" reproductions of highly realistic and very cuddly plush toys of the world’s best-loved animals. All plush toys are handcrafted by the legendary, skilled artisans in HANSA Studio.
HANSA CREATIONS takes great pride in each enchanting work of soft sculpture art, carefully designed to educate, fascinate, captivate and inspire creative play for collectors of all ages. It is HANSA's uncompromising integrity in design and quality standards that has charmed collectors for generations and continues to mesmerise new collectors of all ages.
Found in Southern Africa. Known for their upright posture and highly sociable behavior.Lives in dry, open areas and savannas. Measure about 25 - 35 cm in length, excluding tail. Forage for food only during the day- time, Feeds on insects, like beetles, spiders & millipedes.Typically have 2-4 young, often born in the fall or early winter after a gestation period of about 11 weeks.
The Recommended age for HANSA animals is 3 and up to comply with ASTM93 safety standards.
The Hansa Story
Artisan hand sew the animals inside out, an old world tradition that results in the minimisation of seams, and their bodies are carefully sculpted to create musculature and features like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal, that must be combined by a team of truly creative artists to create the distinctly realistic features that characterize HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) Each animal is individually hand sewn, to give it a unique "personality", there are more than 860 different fabrics and man-made furs from which the "coat" and "hides" are made, along with over 6000 sets of different eyes, whiskers, claws, noses, and related accessories allocated for creating these wonderful plush animals. Stuffing emphasises careful attention to the placement of the highest quality man-made materials.
When you hold these wonderfully "life-like" animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, air brushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance.