This spritely tortoise is handmade using a technique called needle felting which involves using a barbed needle to sculpt with wool. Through a painstaking process of repeatedly poking a clump of wool, the designer causes it to be more and more compact for a realistic appearance, right down to the scales.
The African spurred tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world. It makes its home in the Sahara desert where temperatures can reach 140 degrees fahrenheit, so it digs deep burrows up to 10 feet underground. It comes out only for a few hours at dawn and dusk to feed on desert plants. This relaxed lifestyle allows them to live for up to 150 years!
Made to order in the United States. Realistic tortoise sculpture. Crafted from wool and steel wire. Please note: because the designer is a farm and hand-makes every piece himself, delivery times may vary significantly depending on the time of year.
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