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6470 Sicilian Donkey with Cart

////6470 Sicilian Donkey with Cart

6470 Sicilian Donkey with Cart


Sicilian Donkey with Cart by Kösen Koesen, realistic plush stuffed animals. Luxury and quality, handmade in Germany.
Approximate Size:  17.3 inches  /  44cm


Product Description

Sicilian Donkey Cart  …From Kösen’s beloved Farm Collection

The Sicilian Donkey with cart is Kösen’s tribute to Käthe Kruse, the founder of their enterprise.  Käthe Kruse had her ready-to-ship dolls transported daily from her workshop to the railway station with a Sicilian donkey cart.  The cart was also a crowning jewel in the annual parade accompanying the Brunnenfest.  Because no handsome Sicilian donkey cart is to be had anywhere, they took it upon themselves to produce this hidden gem by hand in meticulous craftsmanship in Bad Kösen, Germany.  A challenge for any stuffed animal manufacturer.

The donkey, made of high quality alpaca; the cart, made of genuine wood; and the harness are all hand-fashioned by true artisans.  The Sicilian donkey cart is 44 x 18 x 24 cm (including packaging) and is limited worldwide to 100 pieces.  A wonderful keepsake!

The artists at Kösen have been making luxurious and treasured collections for over 100 years.

As all our animals are handmade, sizes and weights are approximate measurements – no two animals are alike. Additionally, stock images are used in many cases, which may not reflect the precise coloring or facial expression of the animal you receive. Various computer screen resolutions may also affect your view of coloring, as well as the pose of the animal in the image.  Many items are made-to-order, and so we request and recommend that you ask any/all questions prior to ordering. Please note: our animals are meant to be for collectors or display pieces unless otherwise noted.

The designers at Kösen study and draw the animals in their natural habitats or zoos.  Then they produce clay models which are revised over and over until their vision for the animal is realized.  Because the designers have an eye for special details, the faces are particularly lifelike.

Just one animal can require up to seventy individual pieces of the finest hand-picked fabrics and then finished with its own detailed characteristics.

* Please note - if an item is not in stock, 2-3 weeks may be required for delivery* Orders must be placed by December 1 to ensure Christmas delivery