The shapes of the |Papoose Gables are based on Dutch roof lines, anyone who has been to the Netherlands, Amsterdam in particular, will have seen the amazing shapes.
The shapes come in both the opaque Block gems (solid wood back, not see-through) and the transparent Window gems (see-through block).
As well as that 4 plain wooden blocks are included to help build the city.
The blocks work well together even though they are of different heights.
The sizes are based on 10cm x 2.5cm.
Please note: small marks on the gems are considered normal, it doesn’t happen that much but occasionally there may be some small specks or a small mark.
Please consider this a sign of the hand work involved in making these blocks, it does not detract form the play value.
Founded in 1991 by Australian Renske Carbone, Papoose Toys and Creative Wood Company under the umbrella of Colours of Australia produce natural toys and loose parts for open-ended creative play.
Working with natural materials, production takes place in small communities in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Pure wool felt toys and loose parts are made by hand at fairly traded rates of pay. The Creative Wood Company products are made primarily using waste from the furniture industry with wood supplied exclusively from wood traders meeting the SVLK Timber Legality Verification.
Thank you for supporting this community-oriented natural-play business.
Papoose Felt is made from pure 100% wool and therefore cleaned similarly to wool.
For liquid spills: Wool is naturally water repellent and if spills are dealt with immediately the wool won’t absorb much liquid. Dab liquid up with damp cloth, repeat with clean damp cloth, let article dry.
For dust and other dirt: Due to the scales of the wool structure dust is trapped in the outer layers of the wool and can therefore easily be cleaned. If the article is large and flat it can be vacuumed. If the article is smaller and soiled gently hand wash it in lukewarm water using wool soap. Dry away from direct sunlight. Do not agitate the article too much during washing as it will promote further felting. DO NOT soak, machine wash or put anything in the drier. This will further felt the article and it will shrink and distort the item.
NOTE: Stuffed toys will take a longer time to dry so make sure the items are fully dry before using them again. It is advised that they be surface cleaned rather than immersed completely in water.