- Hansa Guinea Pig, Black & White
- About Hansa Animals
Hansa’s chief designer pulls from his background in anatomy when researching each animal. The fabric used for the spotted and striped animals is all custom designed to Hansa’s exacting specifications in small quantities. And all of the fabric used is hand-cut from intricate patterns and hand-trimmed by Hansa artisans, never stamped out by machines. An average of 42 separate pieces are used for each small animal (some animals have as many as 240 different pieces). The face and body of each Hansa Animal is carefully sculpted inside-out to create their distinct features and musculature that are unique to each animal. And each face is hand finished, which means that each animal is unique – just as in real life.
And every Hansa animal comes with a “Toys that Teach” tag describing each animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of their young and eating habits. Hansa’s goal is to help educate children and adults alike about the natural lives of these magnificent creatures, and to understand, respect and appreciate the importance of our co-existence with all animals.