Dharma Card Holder Wooden Handmade Figure from T-Labs - Uniquely Handcrafted in Indonesia
Pole Pole by T-Lab, collection on shelves.
Daruma Doll Engimon handmade wooden figurine by T-Lab Japan, in hand.

Daruma Doll | Engimon | Handmade Wooden Card Holder

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  • Free UK shipping on orders over £75
  • Low stock - 2 items left
  • Inventory on the way

Handmade wooden Daruma (or Dharma) Engimon Doll by Japanese brand T-Lab.

In Japanese culture, the Daruma doll is a symbol of perseverance and good luck, and is used as a gift of encouragement. They are also known as “wishing dolls” and are meant to help keep people focused on achieving their goals. The doll has a slot at the top to hold a wishing card. You can write a wish for the recipient or leave the card blank for them to write their own wish.

The Daruma Doll Engimon Card Holder is meticulously hand-crafted by artisans in Bali. 
Pole pole means slowly, slowly or little by little in Swahili, and that's the approach that the artisans take to crafting these characters by hand from Albizia wood.

They have such lovely details and expressions, as all are painted by hand. They are made to treasure, whether you are buying for yourself or giving as gifts to your friends and family. Pole Pole Daruma Dolls from T-Lab are truly special and each one is unique!

  • Pole Pole means slowly, slowly in Swahili and perfectly describes how these  figurines are made: with love, care and attention to detail.
  • Cut, carved, finely sanded and hand-painted by craftsmen in Bali. Each piece is different and unique.
  • Made from Albizia wood, light, durable and sustainable.
  • Hand-painted with vegetable paint.
  • More a decorative item than a toy. Keep out of reach of very young children
  • Approximate size of 9 x 3.5 x 7.3 cm


We ship to all UK Mainland addresses. Shipping choices and charges are calculated by weight and size and we offer the following shipping options:

Small items / large letter size

Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £4.50

Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £6.00

Medium Parcels

Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £8.00

Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £6.00

Large Parcels

Royal Mail 24: (delivery aim next working day but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £12.00

Royal Mail 48: (delivery aim 2/3 working days but not guaranteed; fully tracked): £10.00

General

Any order over £75 is free delivery and will be shipped using a Tracked 48 service.

Delivery methods are auto-calculated at checkout and are dependent on size and weight.

Orders received by 1 pm will usually be dispatched same day. Note: We do not dispatch orders on Saturdays or Sundays.

We currently ship to the following countries / territories:

USA / Canada

Australia / New Zealand / Japan / Singapore / South Korea / UAE.

Mainland Europe (EU) / Norway / Switzerland / Iceland

Duty and Taxes

All overseas orders are currently shipped DAP (delivered at place.)

This means that the customer is responsible for any import duty, local tax and any handling surcharge by the shipping company.

Note : We do not charge UK VAT on export orders.

The current UK VAT rate of 20% will be removed from the order value at checkout if the delivery address is outside of the UK.

Please note, that if you refuse to accept the goods from our nominated courier for any reason other than clear and obvious damage to the box or shipping container or product, or do not provide the correct information necessary for delivery of goods and subsequently the products are returned to us, we reserve the right to charge a discretionary restocking fee of up to £10 per item.

Cost of Shipping

The estimated time of delivery for international parcels is 5 to 10 working days throughout most destinations worldwide. Some remote destinations however can take a little longer. 

Shipping charges are calculated by weight and size as follows:

Europe

Small items (up to 0.5 kg) - Royal Mail £15

Larger items (up to 2 kgs) Royal Mail - £20

U.S. | Canada | RoW

Small items (up to 0.5 kg) - Royal Mail £15

Larger items (up to 2 kgs) Royal Mail - £25

Over 2 kgs - UPS - £40 (USA only)

Cut off for processing via courier is 1 pm Mon-Fri for international delivery. Orders received after this will not be collected until the following working day.

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T-LAB

Japanese Design

Founded in 2002 by designer and craftsman Takuji Masuda, T-Lab is an innovative design brand specialising in creating decorative wooden animal figurines. The designs are conceived in Yokohama, Japan with production in Bali.

T-Lab, Japan are an acclaimed design company and have won several design awards including the Japanese Good Design Award, the Tokyo Mid-Town Award and were listed in the Monocle Guide Top 50 for inspiring and innovative design companies (2018).

Made With Care

Hand Crafted and Sustainable

T-Lab use sustainable wood to make all of their products and the tree that they use is the Albizia Falcata, one of the quickest growing tropical trees, second only to bamboo. Because of its rapid growth, it is very sustainable when replanted which helps to combat deforestation. T-Lab ensures that all trees are replanted to replace any that are used for its products.

Slowly Slowly

Slowly Slowly

Designed in Japan, T-Lab's Pole Pole animals are then all hand-made by their workshop's artisans in Bali. At first, they cut a rough form of the animals on solid wooden boards. Then these are dried in an oven for a long time. After that, they are finished by hand, polished with sandpaper and all hand-painted with vegetable based paints.

As all of the work is done by hand, the animals all have unique facial expressions, and the one that you hold in your hand is the only one in the world quite like it.

Pole Pole - made slowly, slowly, and made to keep.

T-Lab Wooden Figurines | FAQs

T-Lab is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures wooden animal figurines and other wooden products.

T-Lab was founded by designer and craftsman Takuji Masuda in 2002.

T-Lab’s wooden animal figurines are made from natural, sustainably sourced albizia wood, which is native to Southeast Asia.

Yes, T-Lab is committed to sustainability and uses eco-friendly materials and production methods wherever possible. Pole Pole are made from Abizia wood which is a light, fast growing tree and have a replanting scheme to combat deforestation.

T-Lab meticulously design each of their hand carved animals but do not make their animals by request.

T-Lab’s products are designed for display purposes and are not intended to be toys. However, they are made from natural materials and are safe for children to handle under adult supervision.

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