This 318 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle is a whimsically neo-surrealist steampunk 16th-century Netherlandish-inspired image of hippos jousting, painted by Idaho artist Bill Carman in 2012. Its full title is "Begin at the Sound of the Golden Whistle," and it is richly detailed.
The puzzle pieces are tri-hexagonal shapes with a smattering of special whimsy pieces themed to the image; the puzzle cuts were designed by Tara Flannery. The puzzle is harder than average, with an irregular edge that arises naturally from the tri-hex piece shapes (irregular edge not shown here nor on the box picture!).
Like all our puzzles, the puzzle pieces are laser-cut from 1/4" thick wood. Made in USA.
Packaged in our standard unfinished pine wood box.