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Hansa – Hand Puppet – Bilby

Hansa – Hand Puppet – Bilby

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Animal Facts: Bilbies are believed to have inhabited Australia for up to 15 million years and were once found across 70% of Australia’s landmass. With long pinkish-coloured ears and silky, blue-grey fur, the Bilby has become Australia’s version of the Easter Bunny. Unlike the rabbit, bilby numbers are falling rapidly. There were originally two species, but the Greater Bilby is now commonly referred to simply as ‘the Bilby’ as the Lesser Bilby (Macrotis Leucura) is thought to have become extinct in the early 1950s. The Hansa Story Artisans hand sew the animals “inside out”, an old-world tradition that results in the minimisation 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 a team of truly creative artists must combine to create the distinctly realistic features that characterise HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) Each animal is hand-sewn individually 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 emphasises 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 results from careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, air brushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance.

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