hobby horse

Hobby horse consisting of a wooden frame tied together with textile strips and plastic coated metal wire. The frame is covered with a purple textile decorated with integral fringing, textile/plastic roses and paper tissue tassels. The front of the frame is covered with a peach coloured textile. The wooden head is hinged and attached with plastic coated metal wire and is decorated with black pigment, white paper tissue, hair, a leather harness and leather ears.

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