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Elephant Family in a Banana

$ 36.00
elephant colour



This product is carefully and artfully produced by the women of a Tai Song Dum village in central Thailand. The people of this village are a minority ethnic group, originally from Northern Laos. This business enables the village to achieve self-reliance and reduces the vulnerability of the women.  Applique is a traditional skill practised by the women and involves small red and white overlapped triangles on black.  These women have adapted their skill and knowledge to create toys that will bring delight to all. They are not only creating a safe and healthy future for their families, they are also deliberately passing on their skills to the next generation.   Each product is skilfully hand-sewn using fine needlework.

This fabulous toy has many features including 6 delightful elephants which can stand alone and vary in size, making them like a family group for added play value.  All the elephants fit neatly back into their storage banana after play and the whole toy can be zipped up for carrying around.

Dimensions: banana (l x h) 28cm x 11cm, largest elephant (l x h x w) 10cm x 6cm x 4cm, smallest elephant (l x h x w) 7cm x 5cm x 3cm

Features: banana shaped purse with zipped closure containing 6 elephants of matching colour.  Elephants are various sizes and have applique detail accross their backs. 

Fabric: Cotton.  All new materials are used.