The shapes are based on Dutch roof lines, anyone who has been to the Netherlands, Amsterdam in particular, will have seen the amazing shapes.
The gems are opaque/block, meaning, not see-through.
The different blocks from this series work well together even though they are of different heights.
The sizes are based on 10cm x 2.5cm, fitting with our coins, and our Lucite products.
A note on the gems: in some, tiny specks of imperfections are visible. These are unavoidable. There is also a lot of handling that goes on before the actual product arrives in your home, this may also be part of the reason why tiny scratches can be seen on some gems. In working with this product Papoose/Colours of Australia sincerely do not believe this impacts in any way on the play value and it only happens occasionally. Of course, during quality control the bad ones get filtered out. If you happen to get a BROKEN gem please let us know immediately as this is not OK and will be replaced. If you feel you, or your customers, can not deal with these little specks and marks, please refrain from buying this product.
Age Recommendation: 3+
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.