Since the early 1960s, Müller has been designing and hand making a series of jute and leather toys, primarily animals, in same tradition taught by toy makers in Germany since the 1800s. Producing a menagerie with an incredible range of scale and personality, Müller brings a timeless energy and life to this venerated craft. Müller first made her hippopotamus design in 1969.
Small "Therapeutic Toy" Hippopotamus in natural jute and brown leather. Originally designed by Renate Müller in 1969. This example made by Renate Müller, Germany, 2012.
13" L x 5" W x 7.5" H