Dante Teddy Bear
The most important part of any Teddy bear is his mohair. The artisans at Steiff Schulte are constantly striving to provide new fabric choices from which to make interesting new bears for Steiff collectors around the world. Dante is a perfect example of Steiff Schulte innovators at work. His unusual green tipped mohair is a work of art within itself. It is an extremely short pile dyed using an ancient Indonesian “batik” technique. The result is a random pattern that makes each and every bear unique. But Dante’s mohair is just the beginning of his wonders. He has a classical look, but is yet somehow modern. He bridges the gap between traditional Steiff and today’s artist Teddy bears. He has a shaved muzzle, sparkling black eyes, antiqued paw pads and loosely jointed head, and hand-stitched nose and claws. Around his neck, he wears a patinated bell on a cord for good luck. He is 30cm, has a growler and a gold plated button-in-ear. Limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide. Priced at $365. Any collector would feel lucky to own this exceptional Steiff Teddy Bear.