|Item Number: 5994|
|Description: Portraits in Nature is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially responsible and environmentally responsible studio create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. |
Artisan hand sew the animals "inside out", an old world tradition that results in the mininization 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 emphasizes 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.
| About the Hansa Company ||Hansa “Portraits In Nature” is a lovingly handcrafted collection of realistic plush animals. Each piece is designed with a unique personality by artists from portraits of animals in their natural habitat. Gentle paws, swishing tails and especially, soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each piece the lifelike look that is unmistakably Hansa.
Hansa presents a unique collection of individually hand-crafted realistic Plush Animals.
Seven distinctive collections: Arctic, Safari, Down Under, Aviary, Woodland Forest, Farm, Cats & Dogs.
Each piece is designed with a unique personality from portraits of real animals in their natural habitat.
Made of custom-designed, man-made fabrics, exclusively manufactured by craftspeople to Hansa’s exacting specifications
Coats of each animal are hand-cut and hand-trimmed
Life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structured steel frames that can even be “ridden” by children and adults (up to 250 lbs).
“Toys that Teach” tags describe, in detail, each animals habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young and eating habits
Hansa animals have a broad appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages
Used by designers, decorators, merchant store window dressers and home furnishings consultants for home d?cor and specialty merchandising applications
Suitable for use as mascots for animal-themed sports teams, museums, special events, promotions and schools
Custom designs and other animals available on request and in appropriate quantities|