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Artifact Puzzles - Cats Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Artifact Puzzles - Cats Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 53.00

This 258 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle shows a 19th century woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi of 53 cats and one octopus (the signature animal of Kuniyoshi). The full title of this work is "Cats Suggested as the 53 Stations of Tokaido." The puzzle pieces have a grid design with numerous cat-shaped whimsy pieces running amok (click on the small picture below the puzzle image to see example pieces), and were designed by Seattle artist Tara Flannery.  This puzzle has a straight edge, but it's harder than average. All our puzzles are made with 1/4" wood in the USA. The puzzle is packaged in a small box with a magnetic clasp.


  • 258 pieces
  • 7" x 14"
  • laser-cut wooden jigsaw puzzle
  • Made in USA

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    Name: Jk
    Review: Beautiful puzzle. Great craftspersonship. Tricky for a first time puzzler, though.
    Name: Janet
    Review: This is the coolest puzzle ever. I love it! The whimsy pieces are great, and the whole design is so interesting.
    Name: JJ
    Review: Cat lover or not, Cats was so much fun to work, everyone will love this cleverly designed, moderately challenging puzzle. The shapes of the pieces, combined with the layout is quite creative. The border is a regular flat edge, but there are a couple of spots that are unusually formed....which just added to the fun! Within the puzzle are several false flat edge pieces, which leads you to believe they are part of the border. Not! These kind of tricky designs is why I love Artifact puzzles. Whimsies are abundant.......over 10 cats in various shapes depicting typical cat postures, 3 fish, a mouse, and an octopus. The quality is apparent in both appearance and in the feel of the wooden pieces. I've worked this several times, each time using a different strategy....building around the whimsies, or forming the cats, or the little red signs, etc. Each time has presented its challenges, but it's always fun and rewarding!