Rated 5 out of 5 by bcbg11 So Cute & Quirky!
We got the giraffe today (which is not online at least as of yet) for my son's room. He loves giraffes and his face lit up with such a smile at the site of this, that it couldn't be resisted). They are handmade in Haiti, all in French text, which sold me as a Francophile. It comes with a nice detailed tag telling the importance of recycling in Haiti, tradition of papiermache as an art, etc. that I want to save for him to appreciate as he gets older for an anthropological perspective on it (no pun intended).
I am so excited about this purchase and can't wait to get it on his wall. He is 14 months. Another customer was in there getting the zebra for his son's room as well. I think of all, I liked the giraffe and zebra best for the art on the stripes and spots. They are all adorable and would even look nice in a living area with the right decor. Jungle theme anyone? I think it is definitely a good conversation piece and I hope he comes to appreciate the art of it as he gets older and not just the fact that it's an adorable animal!
February 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by hfritsch best purchase ever
we love our zebra and get a ton of positive comments on it
April 9, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by twilight a haitian zebra
I got mine from the Bolyston street store and I love it. It is a little fragile, but I feel once it gets on the wall it won't be an issue. It's quite lightweight, so that should make it a snap to hang on the wall. Check out the dimensions, it's actually a little bigger than I expected and bigger that some of the other animals in this series.
I love the printed text under the stripes. I assumed it was newsprint, but since it's actually book pages, I'm now hoping this will hold up a little better over the long haul. When you read the tag, these recycled creations are a specialty of a town in Haiti, so the French text makes sense.
The zebra bust is not as compelling when viewed head on. It looks great when viewed in profile or 3/4 view. I had planned to hang mine in a spot where it would be seen head on, so I needed to adjust my game plan. Just a consideration if you've got a specific spot in mind.
February 14, 2010