Handcrafted in Indonesia, T-Lab's Polepole ('poh-leh poh-leh') animals are made by skilled artisans. Polepole translates to 'slowly slowly' in Swahili, much like the hand carving process to craft each unique animal. By hand, each individual animal is hand cut from a light, sustainable Albizia wood grown in T-Lab's own farms. Albizia wood is soft, non-composite and natural. Each animal is then shipped to T-Lab's headquarters in Japan where it is hand painted and finished. These animal figurines are light and soft to the touch for kids to play with, or are beautiful on their own as a decor item in your home.
We have put together our own collections from the wide variety of T-Lab animals. This is a collection of animals you find on a safari out in the Savannah, sold individually or as a set of 7!
Polepole Animal | Safari Collection
As every individual Polepole animal is handcrafted, each animal is slightly different. Each unique expression is thoughtfully hand finished and hand painted by a skilled craftsman.