The Tree Spinning Top & Fly Agaric Turn Top on Branch is a great gift for young and old. These two wooden spinning tops are cunningly disguised as a fir tree and mushroom on a little stand. A little more challenging than most of the other spinning tops in our range from Mader, but not as tricky as the Thunderbolt Spinning Top. Ideal for practising and developing fine motor skills and building strength and dexterity in little hands.
Fly Agaric Spinning Turn Top
Height 4.2 cm Diameter 3.2 cm
Tree Spinning Top on Branch
Height 7 cm Diameter 3.8 cm
Made in Austria
Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as woodturning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.
His toys are easily recognised as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colours and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerised as it spins and falls.