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Klimt Hope Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
This 137 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features a 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt called Hope. The puzzle pieces have a swirly decorative style (click on the little pictures below the big picture to see example pieces) and were designed by Seattle artist Tara Flannery. All our puzzles are made with 1/4" wood, and this puzzle comes packaged a small box with a magnetic clasp.
Laser-cut wooden jigsaw puzzle
6" x 11.5"
Made in USA
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4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Beautifully made & durable. Great fun for an hour. Beautiful colors.Mar 02, 2010
By Agnieszka S.
This is a beautiful puzzle and that is why I decided to write this first review of mine. The pieces are medium size and it is easy to see the pictures on them. This puzzle was 137 pieces and it took me around 45 minutes to put together. I wish it was a little bit more challenging, but the company has puzzles with more pieces, which I will try next time. I wanted a puzzle that I can put together in the evening after my kids go to sleep, so I did not want anything that is too time consuming. I don't like puzzles of 500+ b/u I feel I spend so much time sorting and laying out the pieces rather than just trying to put it together. I love the puzzle craftmanship -- the pieces are thick, and the wood is very solid. The colors are beautiful. Each piece is different shape & I love searching for shapes and not just for pictures on the pieces. This is a wonderful gift and fun puzzle to have. I am going to get another one from Artifact. If you want another inexpensive, wooden but a bit more challenging puzzle -- try goanywhere puzzles [...]. I bough one with 160 pieces and it took me about 4 hours to put together b/u the pieces are very tiny, however the puzzle is also very nicely made, individually cut & solid, and fun to put together.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Surpassed my expectations on multiple levelsSep 07, 2010
By Peter E. Hart
I'm not very familiar with wooden puzzles (other than little kid puzzles), so I was very much looking forward to trying this one, even though I didn't really know quite what to expect.
My initial reaction was one of surprise at the enormous variety of fanciful puzzle shapes. I suppose we're all so accustomed to cardboard puzzles, whose pieces seem to be variations on just a few basic shapes, that I hadn't thought much about how much richer the "shape space" could be. It was fun to see, and play with the variety of scrolls, ratchet-like edges, and more, that define these pieces.
I next noticed how tactile and satisfying it is to join together precisely cut puzzle pieces. Maybe it's because I design and build hardwood furniture that this was a big deal for me, but the high quality maple plywood is an ideal medium for realizing the laser-cut patterns.
Finally the graphics of the completed puzzle was very satisfying. The colors are rendered very accurately, at least as compared to other versions of the Klimt artwork that I found on line.
We'll have to get a couple of more ambitious Artifact puzzles to take along on our next family vacation
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful well made puzzleFeb 01, 2010
By A. Sorrell
Gave this beautiful puzzle as a gift, the recipient loves it. I've seen it put together and it's gorgeous. Highly recommend.
Spectacular puzzlesMar 08, 2013
We own a half dozen of these Artifact puzzles and they are beautiful. Yes, they are expensive but they are works of art, mostly with unusual artwork - some from well known artists but mostly lesser known. Laser cut from bout 1/4 inch wood the fit is perfect - tight but not a struggle. But the most amazing thing is the shape of the pieces which are nothing like those in your normal cardboard puzzle - they are highly irregularly shaped and often include special shapes such as birds or animals. The unusualness of the pieces add to the complexity of the puzzle. The puzzles tend to be small and most are well under 500 pieces but they are an excellent challenge. These make a wonderful gift for yourself or for good friends and family who enjoy puzzles. I think they would be wasted on younger children.
Flip side...Aug 03, 2012
I recently bought the 'Klimt Hope' puzzle. I thought the picture was colorful and interesting.. but if you're like me you come to the conclusion that it's not so much the picture with these unique puzzles as the unusual cut of the pieces. I'd like to say right here that when I opened this particular puzzle up.... my mouth fell to the floor. Ohhhhh my goodness... every piece was a curlicue of loveliness!!! Honestly... I laughed out loud. I put it together and savored it... then the next day I thought hmmm.... you don't really even need pictures for these types of puzzles the pieces are soooo interesting in themselves. Sooo... I took it apart and turned all the pieces over to the backside... and put it together on the blank wooden side. Now... that was hard! If you want a challenge just flip these little babies over.
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