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Leather Kangaroo

Our animals are generally MADE TO ORDER. We hold limited stock. Please allow 5-6 weeks for manufacture to avoid disappointment.

Standard

Kangaroo

  • Code: AUS/5004
  • Dimensions (mm): 610(L) x 400(W) x 640(H)
  • Weight: Approx 5.5KG

Our leather kangaroo is a quirky piece released in 2005. It is based on a vintage (much larger) leather kangaroo found in Spain, scaled down. The pouch is designed to hold a TV remote control – never to be lost again!

The interior is firmly stuffed with woodwool enabling it to stand upright.

Main product features are:

  • Top grain “unfinished” cowhide leather
  • Filled with woodwool (shredded pine wood)
  • Hand filled to create shape and features
  • Hand stained mahogany brown
  • Able to hold a newspaper or tv remote in front pocket

Additional product features:

The leather is top grain British sourced cowhide leather tanned specifically for our purposes. The leather is “unfinished” ie it has not been coated, filled or embossed in any way. It is left to develop natural scuff marks reflecting the wear and tear of life.

The interior is firmly filled with woodwool (shredded pine wood) to give the shape of the animal. This is a physical process and time consuming. As no two pieces of leather behave in the same manner and each piece is hand made, no two animals are the same and sizings given are approximate. There is a leather pouch on the tummy where small household items can be stored.

Once assembled, the leather is stained to give an “antique” effect in mahogany brown, then waxed and polished to give a luxurious finish. The stain used is water based and can be susceptible to water damage as the leather takes time to absorb the stain. Please apply coats of clear wax polish in its early life to help seal in the stain and keep the leather in good condition. Nikwax Waterproofing wax is an excellent product and can be bought on our site under CARE PRODUCTS.

History

the picture below shows the vintage kangaroo we based our kangaroo on. It is significantly taller (around 4 feet) than ours and we think was made in Spain during the 70’s.

Kangaroo and Elephant

 

£376.00
Excluding delivery and VAT