Elephant Wooden Ring-Turned Pull-Along
These beautiful little pull-along animals add a simple charm to any desk or bookshelf.
Handcrafted in Germany by Christian Werner, one of only eight master craftsmen in Reifendrehen - or ring-turning - these beautiful little pull-along animals add a simple charm to any desk or bookshelf. Display just one or collect all of your favorites.
These pull-along animals demonstrate the unique harmony that exists between the three-dimensional wooden body of the ring-turned animal and the flat wood base it's attached to. Each unique creature is crafted from what begins as a slice of a fir tree, just as they were over 200 years earlier.
Using a wood lathe, they hone very specific indentations into the ring for each specific animal. Once the indentations are complete, each ring is sliced to create 20-30 individual animals. Each individual animal is then meticulously hand-carved using knives the old-fashioned way, hand-painted, finished and embellished - complete with horns, tails, and ears.
The wheels are made of terracotta in such a way as to emphasize the animals in motion when rolled along. The animals are finally attached to their wood bases using a combination of glue and nails.
Choking Hazard: this item is not suitable for children under 3 years old.
This ring-turned elephant is approximately 4.5" L x 1.5" W x 3.5" H.
Safety & Care
- Made from hand-painted fir wood and terracotta wheels
- Choking Hazard: this item is not suitable for children under 3 years old