T-Lab Polepole Animal – Set
Designed in Japan, one by one the T-lab Polepole Animals are carved and crafted by hand in Bali, Indonesia out of a surprisingly light wood called Albizia (similar to Balsa wood). After a drying process, the solid wood forms are then sanded down to reveal a soft smooth surface and finished with delicate hand-painted details. The attention to detail and craft bring a level of warmth to each character as not one is exactly alike. They bring everyday joy valuing slowness; “polepole” means “slowly”.
Albizia wood is characterized by its soft and light properties and is one of the quickest growing trees, making it a more sustainable material than others. Tea Lab (T-lab) uses the trees they plant on their own farmland but also plants them as a way to give back to the earth.
Slow carved, natural wood animals perfect for play or decor. Polepole means "slowly" in Swahili, as each piece is hand crafted with beautiful details making every one a unique collectible. Tea Lab (T-lab) uses the trees they plant on their own farmland but also plants them as a way to give back to the earth.
$20.00 Standard, 6–12 business days
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