Tipperary Bear

Tipperary Bear

Edel Grace

Tipperary Bear

€35.00

€35.00

Bears once native to Ireland are unfortunately long extinct, with the exception of these wonderful little Tipperary natives. Edel Grace hand crafts this burnt orange bear with his olive green scarf exclusively for the Irish Design Shop. Handmade in her Teddy HQ in Grousehall she uses Irish tweed sourced from local John Hanly weavers.

The bear was long revered by our ancestors, it's strength and power making it a powerful totem animal, the family name McMahon, meaning son of the bear, still owes it's origin to this tradition. 

Each Bear is about 33cm tall with moving arm and leg joints. They are CE approved, so safe for curious little ones to play with.

Bears once native to Ireland are unfortunately long extinct, with the exception of these wonderful little Tipperary natives. Edel Grace hand crafts this burnt orange bear with his olive green scarf exclusively for the Irish Design Shop. Handmade in her Teddy HQ in Grousehall she uses Irish tweed sourced from local John Hanly weavers.

The bear was long revered by our ancestors, it's strength and power making it a powerful totem animal, the family name McMahon, meaning son of the bear, still owes it's origin to this tradition. 

Each Bear is about 33cm tall with moving arm and leg joints. They are CE approved, so safe for curious little ones to play with.

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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