"Nanook" Polar Bear
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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 strongly 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.Big Furry Friends offers Luxury Plush Stuffed Animals, Displays, and Props. We offer lifelike, life size, realistic, giant, large big and small animals handmade by Piutre, Koesen, Hansa, Ditz Designs and more. They make wonderful keepsakes, as well as theater props for stage and screen and can be seen in theatres around the world. Big Furry Friends animals make great additions to interior design and home staging, as well as non-taxidermy props for commercials, television and movies. Plush stuffed animals are widely used in themed decor for weddings, parties and other events, as well as corporate branding and mascots.
About Kösen: For several years, the design team at Kösen in Germany had been studying real life animals intensively in order to design their plush animals as life-like as possible. An important part is watching the animals at the zoo or even at national parks, like: black bears in Canada, lions in Kenys,orangutans on Sumatra, rhinoceroses in Namibia…. and many others. This intensive experience and learning in the wild is the basis for grasping the nature of animals and to express it in Kösen’s life-like plush animals. Over the past years, the abilities of the cutters, seamstresses and trimesters have improved enormously. New technologies were tested, proven ones have been perfected. The craftsmanship of creating the animals keeps getting more and more refined. Therefore, Kösen has the wish and the urge to demonstrate their proficiency not only in series production but also in exclusive and limited editions. In this way the beauty of the animals become quite an experience both for collectors and animal lover.
The artists at Kösen have been making luxurious and treasured collections for over 100 years.
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.
Wikipedia: The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses