Something a little different and exciting from Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Legend has it that Hiroshige realized that he wanted to become an artist after seeing Hokusai's 36 views of mount Fuji including the famous Great Wave off Kanagawa.
This Wentworth wooden puzzle is a premium quality traditional gift. It is cut in the classic Victorian style, in which every piece is a different shape and selected pieces are cut in shapes that may reflect the image. These "whimsies" were so called because Victorian puzzle cutters included the shapes on a whim, and the Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company has revived this tradition.
A collectible heirloom, the pieces are cut from Finnish birch ply in patterns that challenge, intrigue, frustrate and confuse - not the least because the corners are frequently bisected and straight-sided pieces appear in the middle of the puzzle. State-of-art, computer driven laser technology beautifully creates each piece. Presented in a cotton draw-string bag within a premium quality lidded box, Wentworth puzzles offer a stylish, stunningly crafted gift which will last a life time, providing pleasure to generations.
"Whimsies" shaped pieces
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Maker: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company
Made in Great Britain