Velociraptor was a scary dinosaur in my opinion, but just like Tyranosaur rex, is a favorite dinosaur for many, many children.
Craftsmen began carving this beautiful polepole dinosaur by hand from an incredibly soft, light sustainable wood called Albizia, grown on T-Lab's farms in Indonesia. This natural wood gives each wooden toy dinosaur a sense of warmth that only natural products can do.
Each wooden dinosaur is individually carved and so will have some variations. In other words, each one is unique. The carved wood is delicately sanded to create a smooth surface and finally hand painted by artists in Japan with the sweetest expressions and patterns.
We have a polepole discount in one of our blog posts. If interested, just go here to read the post, get the discount code or both!
Why "polepole" (pronounced poh-leh poh-leh)? Polepole is a Swahili word that means "slowly, slowly" and each polepole animal is slowly and carefully hand-carved with care and attention to detail. These animals are so well made, they can be passed down as heirloom toys. There are woodland animals, safari animals, outback animals, jungle animals, farm animals and even pre-historic animals! We love them all and can't choose just one favorite.