All our animals are
hand-made from the
finest animal artisans in
They are life-like, some
lifesize and all realistic
with careful attention to
They make an
impressive gift, whether
corporate or personal,
but also make a
statement as a
corporate mascot or
display at your
Our animals are used
for staging homes for
sale, creating themed
and events where these
furry friends add a real
Our life-like plush,
resin, fiberglass, bronze
animals have also been
used in museums, as
well as theatrical props
in movies, commercials
and on live stage
productions all over the
The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a deer from the Arctic and Subarctic, including both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and one (or two, depending on taxonomy) have already
The reindeer varies considerably in colour and size, and both genders grow antlers, though these are larger in the males and there are a few populations where females lack them completely.
Hunting of wild reindeer and herding of semi-domesticated reindeer (for meat, hides, antlers, milk and transportation) are important to several Arctic and Subarctic people. Even far outside its range, the reindeer is well known due to the myth in which Santa Claus's sleigh is pulled by flying
reindeer, a popular secular element of the Christian holiday of Christmas.
The reindeer is a widespread and numerous species in the northern Holarctic, being present in both tundra and taiga (boreal forest). Originally, the reindeer was found in Scandinavia, eastern Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and northern China north of the 50th latitude. In North America, it was found
in Canada, Alaska (USA), and the northern conterminous USA from Washington to Maine. In the 19th century, it was apparently still present in southern Idaho. It also occurred naturally on Sakhalin, Greenland, and probably even in historical times in Ireland. During the late Pleistocene era, reindeer
were found as far south as Nevada and Tennessee in North America and Spain in Europe. Today, wild reindeer have disappeared from many areas within this large historical range, especially from the southern parts, where it vanished almost everywhere. Large populations of wild reindeer are still
found in Norway, Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, and Canada.
Domesticated reindeer are mostly found in northern Fennoscandia and Russia, with a herd of approximately 150-170 reindeer living around the Cairngorms region in Scotland. The last remaining wild tundra reindeer in Europe are found in portions of southern Norway.
A few reindeer from Norway were introduced to the South Atlantic island of South Georgia in the beginning of the 20th century. Today, there are two distinct herds still thriving there, permanently separated by glaciers. Their total numbers are no more than a few thousand. The flag and the coat of
arms of the territory contain an image of a reindeer. Around 4000 reindeer have been introduced into the French sub-Antarctic archipelago of Kerguelen Islands. East Iceland has a small herd of about 4000-5000 animals.
Caribou and reindeer numbers have fluctuated historically, but many herds are in decline across their range.This global decline is linked to climate change for northern, migratory caribou and reindeer herds and industrial disturbance of caribou habitat for sedentary, non-migratory herds.
The reindeer has (or has had) an important economic role for all circumpolar peoples, including the Saami, Nenets, Khants, Evenks, Yukaghirs, Chukchi, and Koryaks in Eurasia. It is believed that domestication started between the Bronze and Iron Ages. Siberian deer owners also use the reindeer
to ride on (Siberian reindeer are larger than their Scandinavian relatives). For breeders, a single owner may own hundreds or even thousands of animals. The numbers of Russian herders have been drastically reduced since the fall of the Soviet Union. The fur and meat is sold, which is an important
source of income. Reindeer were introduced into Alaska near the end of the 19th century; they interbreed with native caribou subspecies there. Reindeer herders on the Seward Peninsula have experienced significant losses to their herds from animals (such as wolves) following the wild caribou during
Reindeer meat is popular in the Scandinavian countries. Reindeer meatballs are sold canned. Sautéed reindeer is the best-known dish in Lapland. In Alaska and Finland, reindeer sausage is sold in supermarkets and grocery stores. Reindeer meat is very tender and lean. It can be prepared fresh, but
also dried, salted, hot- and cold-smoked. In addition to meat, almost all internal organs of reindeer can be eaten, some being traditional dishes.
Reindeer antler is powdered and sold as an aphrodisiac, nutritional or medicinal supplement to Asian markets.
Caribou have been a major source of subsistence for Canadian Inuit.
A stuffed toy, stuffie, or plush toy is a toy sewn from cloth, plush, or other textiles, and stuffed with straw, beans, plastic pellets, cotton, synthetic fibres, or other similar materials. Stuffed toys are also known as plush toys (U.S. English) from plush, the outer material used, and soft toys or cuddly
toys (British English). They are made in many different forms, often resembling animals, legendary creatures, cartoon characters or inanimate objects.
Welcome to the Piutrè Animal Collection, the finest collection of realistic plush animals in the world. Originally designed
in Italy by master toy artisan Riccardo Chiavetta, the animals in the Piutrè Collection faithfully replicate their real-life
counterparts in form, coloring, dimensions, and expression. Each piece is sewn, shaped, and finished entirely by hand in
Italy, using the finest European-made materials, resulting in a beautiful keepsake animal to treasure for a lifetime.
A Legend Reborn . . .
These astonishingly realistic animals are hand-made in Italy using the original patterns and models created by Riccardo
Chiavetta in the late 1970s and early 1980s for Jockline, an Italian firm that came to be known the world over for its highly
realistic—often life-size—plush renditions of dogs, cats, and other animals. Many of the Jockline animals were marketed in
the United States under the Avanti trade name, though in later years Wallace Berrie Company, Inc., shifted production of
some of the Jockline-designed animals to Korea. Jockline failed in 1991. The Italian-made Jockline animals from this era
are highly prized by collectors.
Today, in Italy, the family that made the original Jockline animals is doing so once again, with the same uncompromising
artistry and craftsmanship. A highly skilled artist is responsible for each animal and personally sees each one—from the
tiniest mouse to life-size polar bears—through all the exacting details of the production process. Only when an artist is
completely satisfied that a Piutré animal has been superbly executed does he or she tag and package it—in essence, a gift to
the individual who will ultimately touch and treasure it.
This is your chance to acquire an irresistible treasure that’s destined to be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to
Extraordinary. Exquisite. And exclusively yours.
Deer / Fawn
Handmade in Italy by Piutre
Size: 17.7 inches / 45 centimeters
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offices, theatre, commercial and stuffy movie props.Collectors young and old agree these are keepsakes for a lifetime!