T-Lab - Polepole wooden toy - whale
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Irresistibly cute, black-and-white wooden toy whale, carved and painted by hand. Lovely for kids of course, but an adorable addition to a grown-up's desk, too. Check out the other T-Lab monochrome animals and create your own super-sweet menagerie at home!
Size: 7 x 3.5 x 3.5cm.
Japanese brand T-Lab makes the beautiful Polepole collection of wooden toy animals. Pole pole (pronounced poh-leh poh-leh) means 'slowly slowly' in Swahili, which describes how these are handcrafted. Each one is carved and sanded by hand, then hand-painted with adorable expressions and details. The toys are made from fast-growing White Albizia wood, which T-Lab replants on their farm in Indonesia. Due to their handcrafted nature, each animal is very slightly different - the only one like it in the world!