This regal Snowy Owl is a stunning hunter with catlike yellow eyes and a head that can turn 360. The talented artisans behind the creation
This regal Snowy Owl is a stunning hunter with catlike yellow eyes and a head that can turn 360. The talented artisans behind the creation of these wonderful animals spend a significant amount of time researching what animals actually look like and how they move, resulting in magical creations that could come to life at any moment.
It looks just like this owl has the same thick feathers for insulation from Arctic cold that makes Snowy Owls North America’s heaviest owl, typically weighing about 4 pounds. John James Audubon once saw a Snowy Owl lying at the edge of an ice hole, where it waited for fish and caught them using its feet.
Artists working in a socially responsible and environmentally responsible studio create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. And because each animal is hand sewn, every animal will have slight variations in appearance, giving them each their own unique personality.
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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.
The Snowy Owl measures 16” L x 7” W x 8” H
Safety & Care
- Recommended for ages 3+
- To clean, 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.