Hansa's "Portraits in nature"
Hansa's "Portraits in nature" is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Originally created for exclusive European collectors, each piece is designed with a unique personality by artists from portraits of animals in their natural habitat.
The "coat" of each character is meticulously cut by hand, NEVER stamped out by machine. Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and specifically manufactured in small lots to Hansa's exacting specifications. Gentle paws, swishing tails, and especially soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look that is unmistakably Hansa.
Hansa animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages. The life-sized pieces we offer in our special order section have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be "ridden" by children and adults (up to 250 lbs.). Each piece comes with a "Toys that Teach" tag describing, in detail, the animals habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.
Burkleigh Baby offers a variety of animals from the distinctive Hansa Collection. Feel free to browse our in-stock and special order catalogs to enjoy the many "faces" of Hansa.