T-Lab Japan are the wonderful people behind these charming "Pole pole" creatures. Pole pole means slowly, little by little, in Swahili. The original design, while round and smooth, makes these animals very endearing. Cut, carved, finely sanded and then carefully painted, each stage perfected by hand means each piece is ever so slightly different and thus unique!
T-Lab preserves the forests of Albizia Falcata which have a very rapid natural growth, committing to replanting the trees that serve its production. It has no chemical or pollutant treatment in the wood or in the paint used.