(Muridae Family). Eurasia, Central Asia. Characterized by large food-carrying cheek pouches, thick fur and a short tail. One species attains a length of about 30 cm. Live in many-chambered burrows 1 to 1.5 m below the surface of the ground in fields; they subsist mostly on cereal grains & may extensively damage crops. The Female bears several litters a year and may produce as many as 18 young in one litter.
The Recommended age for Hansa animals is 3 and up to comply with ASTM93 safety standards.
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.
The Hansa Story
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.
|Manufacturer Part #:||4834|
|Dimensions (LxWxH):||4.72in. x 2.76in. x 3.15in.|
|How much will shipping cost?
Shipping on orders over $99 is FREE to the Continental US. We will find the most economical and safe way to ship your order, usually via the United States Post Office (USPS) using Priority Mail or FedEx Ground. All orders are carefully checked for accuracy by our staff and even get a handwritten thank you note included with them! For more details, please visit or Shipping Information page.
|What is the maximum weight that Ride-On Animals can safely support?
Hansa life-size Ride-On animals have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, frames that provide ride-on experiences for children of all ages up to 150 pounds.
|What age children are Ride-On Animals safe for?
The Recommended age for all Hansa animals, including Ride-On animals,is 3 years and up to comply with ASTM93 safety standards.
|How should I clean my Hansa plush animals?
To clean product, use soft cloth, soap, and warm water to remove dirt then wipe with clean, moist cloth to remove soap. leave to dry then brush gently.
On items WITHOUT musical movements, internal wire, and paint decorated surfaces may be washed by washing machine not exceeding 30C.
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