Adansonia is a genus made up of eight species of medium to large deciduous trees known as baobabs. They are native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia.
The baobab is also known as the "upside down tree", a name that originates from several myths. They are among the most long-lived of vascular plants and have large flowers that are reproductive for a maximum of 15 hours. The flowers open around dusk; opening so quickly that movement can be detected by the naked eye and are faded by the next morning. They also store water (up to 120,000 litres!) in their trunks in order to survive drought and dry conditions.
Bumbu Toys have captured the beauty of these magnificent trees perfectly in their handcrafted wooden design. They are beautiful on display and perfect for lots of imaginative play.
Available in Natural and Painted.
Measurements: L: 33cm W: 9cm H: 38cm
Material: Maple Wood
Age Guide & Safety: Recommended for 3 years+. We always advise that toys be checked prior to play and recommend adult supervision during playtime. Not suitable for children 3 years and over who still have a tendency to put things in their mouth.
These toys are made of solid maple wood, which is minimally processed to preserve as much of its texture and natural properties. Unlike plastic, wood is a non-uniform natural material that frequently has growth rings or knots, colored spots or rough areas. These are not defects - they are distinctive signs that guarantee the natural origin and give uniqueness to each toy, telling the story of the tree from which it was made.
I love this product. It feels expensive and is texturally pleasing.