Hansa, founded in 1972 by Hans Axthelm, is known for amazingly realistic plush animals. Hans and the artisan team at Hansa have dedicated themselves to the development and production of true to life replications of animals in their natural habitat. Significant research goes into reproducing every animal species. Designs are as exact as possible in their detail.
Hansa animals are individually hand-crafted by artists. The fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and exclusively created in small quantities to Hansa's exacting specifications. Each animal's "coat" is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine. Soft paws, swishing tails, and especially soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to create the life-like look that is unmistakably Hansa. Each animal created is hand finished by Hansa's artists to give each their own unique personality.
Each adorable, heirloom quality, cuddly, Hansa creation will appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages!