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Threading Animal - Schnurpfeltier


  • Object:

    Threading Animal

  • Place of origin:

    switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shapur, Fredun (designer)
    Naef Spielzeug (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood, string

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Four simple threading toys, each consisting of a thick wooden block with holes. By means of threading the string through these holes, the child makes his own patterns. Each block is in the shape of an animal, as follows: A yellow sheep with white string, a green pony with green and yellow string, a blue lion with red and yellow string, an orange camel with pink and green string. Each animal is contained in a rectangular box marked 'Schnurpfeltier'.

Place of Origin

switzerland (made)


1969 (made)


Shapur, Fredun (designer)
Naef Spielzeug (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

wood, string


Width: 10.2 cm, Thickness: 2.1 cm, Length: 15.6 cm, Length: 146 mm, Height: 107 mm, Width: 25 mm, Length: 154 mm, Height: 121 mm, Width: 27 mm, Length: 147 mm, Height: 97 mm, Width: 21 mm

Descriptive line

Four Threading Animal ' Schnurpfeltier', designed by Fredun Shapur; wood, Naef Spielzeug, Swiss; 1969


Wood; String




Museum of Childhood

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