multi colors of genuine wool felt
22 cm / 8.8 inches
limited edition of 1,000 pieces worldwide.
stuffed with wood shavings (Excelsior).
genuine glass eyes.
stainless steel Button in Ear with Elephant Motif (since the Button in Ear was not yet introduced in 1892, this rooster is now given the first button with an Elephant Logo)
Caution: This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
First piece of the new Felt Animals Series!
No wonder that the Rooster is cock of the walk -after all, this was one of the earliest creations, dating back to 1892, the days when Margarete Steiff still made the toys with her own hands. Just like in the old days, it is again being stuffed with fine wood shavings and crafted from the famous "Vereinigte Filzfabriken" factory in Giengen.
Skilled fingers use a special and very time-consuming technique to create this magnificent Rooster from 32 separate layers (!) of felt graded in 12 cheerful colours.
A beautiful ornament is attached to its tail, stitched by a special method of embroidery. It surveys its domain with keen glass bead eyes. As the legendary "Button in Ear" had not yet been introduced in 1892, this Rooster is given the first official button with an Elephant Logo!