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East of India Two by Two Noah’s Ark Set

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An East of India 30-piece hand-carved gift set.
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£69.95

£54.95 54.95

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Two by Two Noah’s Ark Set

This superbly crafted set consists of two pieces; an Ark that looks like a children’s illustration brought to life and a wooden box containing the carved animals that go with it. The Ark is painted in mellow cream with ochre accents. It has a deep, curved hull, on top of which sits a little house for a cabin, with carved doors and windows and a steeply pitched roof.

The wooden box which accompanies the ark is painted in matching soft tones of cream and ochre, the lid fits snugly and has a pattern of pale polka dots and a cream-painted plaque, which is carved with the words Two by Two and a tiny heart. The lid lifts off to reveal a partitioned interior, with shredded brown paper to emulate the straw which the animals are using for bedding. There are elephants, giraffes, cows, leopards, geese, pigs, cats and crocodiles, turtles, sheep and horses, all nestled together and all carved and painted in an endearing naïve style with soft colours and simple contours. Noah himself is carved with the simplicity of a Nordic sculpture, with a pointed beard and a hint of indentation suggesting a moustache, above which two dots for eyes give him a slightly bemused expression. The final piece is a primitive A-frame ladder, by which the animal passengers enter the Ark, Two by Two.

This set would be a wonderful christening or naming gift, but it should be played with under supervision as it is a piece of craftwork with some small pieces and not intended as a toy.

Almost every culture has a flood myth, from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh through Hindu mythology which is very similar to the Biblical Genesis, and Bergelmir of Norse folklore. It seems likely that these myths arose due to real cataclysmic events following rises in sea level after the last Ice Age or Tsunamis resulting from meteor strikes and high levels of rainfall because of climate change. Whatever their origin, the ingenuity and tenacity of mankind in surviving these events is commemorated by the inspirational story of Noah’s Ark, which is frequently retold to this day, not only in a religious context but also in popular culture via film and TV.

Box measurements: 26cm wide x 31cm long x 5.5 cm high

Ark measurements: 34cm long x 25cm high x 11.5cm wide





Additional Information

Brand East of India
Product Gift Set
Material Wood
Colour Beige, Cream

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If you would like to return an unwanted or damaged item back to us please inform our customer service team at customerservice@campusgifts.com or 01494 790424 within 14 days of receiving the goods. 

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Campus Gifts
Unit 2E 
Woodlands Farm
The Vale
Chesham
Bucks
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East of India

East of India remains one of the most popular brands on our website, sourcing gifts from across the globe that are beautiful, authentic, and unique.

In 1989, founders Anne Spratling and John Ayris went travelling around the world, meeting a talented family of craftsmen while making their way through Asia.

These artisans hand-made the most charming items out of paper, wood and other natural materials found near their village. And so after some close work and friendly bargaining, a selection of products was created, a small collection was bought, and the seed of an idea was sown.

Early in 1991, the Prince's Trust forwarded a small loan to help transport that first consignment back to England and East of India was born.

Today, East of India still works closely with those original artisans, who now employ numerous other family members and friends to satisfy the increasing demand. They design all their products around the extensive range of traditional skills that these craftspeople possess, and the products you see are the result of this close working relationship. Many of the artisans live and work together as family groups, passing down their skills through the generations.

The team in Folkestone has also evolved and grown, with many members of staff having been with East of India since those early days. They continue to respond with energy and enthusiasm to the ever-changing requirements of what is now a hugely successful business, generating much needed wealth for some of the poorest communities in the world. 

The success of East of India lies in the personal touch of every single item they create. Products are developed in-house by a team of talented designers, with everything being hand-made or hand-finished to create unique and beautiful products with that instantly recognisable East of India style.

It is the extensive skills of these artisans combined with the imagination of the Folkestone-based designers that is the key to why East of India and their products are so special and impossible not to fall in love with!