Emperor Penguin | Large
A royal flightless bird, this one... The gorgeous lines of this magestic Emperor Penguin are evident from every angle. Whether it sits in your family room or your little one's play room, everyone will appreciate the the beauty and charm this pengion offers.
A royal flightless bird, this one... The gorgeous lines of this magestic Emperor Penguin are evident from every angle. Whether it sits in your family room or your little one's play room, everyone will appreciate the the beauty and charm this pengion offers. It is part of the Portraits in Nature series, a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially responsible and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. And because each animal is hand sewn, each animal will have slight variations in appearance, giving them each their own unique personality.
Did you know? The emperor penguin, belonging to the Spheniscidae family, is a flightless aquatic bird found almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. They are the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. It is also the only penguin that breeds during the winter in Antarctica. The male penguins take on the responsibility of incubating the eggs while the female penguins travel to hunt and bring back food for their families.
More to the Story
Artisans hand sew the animals inside out, an old world tradition that results in the minimization 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, airbrushing and finishing.
This Emperor Penguin measures 6.75 L x 9" W x 29" H.
Safety & Care
- Recommended for ages 3 and up.
- 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.