Buddy! How is this lightweight little dude soooo cute? Must be the party hat.
Based off designs by J. Tanaka, craftspeople chisel and sand each animal by hand from fast-growing and surprisingly durable White Albizia wood. While each specific animal is chiseled to specifications requiring considerably proficiency, this hand-chiseled approach is what brings individual charm to each finished piece.
Part of Kobe, Japan-based T-Lab, who takes care to replant the Albizia wood on their farmland in Indonesia “to give back to the earth as a manufacturer.”