Handsome Hari Steiff bear is firmly stuffed with woodwool. He has original boot button eyes and a black-embroidered nose and mouth. His felt pads are accomplished replacements, and all his joints are sound.
Hari’s left ear is slightly smaller than his other, due to an old sewn repair. But his alert expression shows he still hears pretty good. Despite overall thinning to his rich gold mohair, his coverage of fur is nevertheless plentiful.
Overall, Hari is a wonderful large Steiff, with the most endearing face. His super striped linen sailor jacket is pinned with a vintage ‘The Life Boys’ badge, which can also be worn round his neck. Plus a metal anchor badge, and old German souvenir anchor brooch from Laboe. Hari also travels with his Himalaya P & O buoy dated London 1960.
His name is short for German Hariman, meaning ‘protective’.