The Drawing Top is a fascinating toy, and not just for kids.
Give it a spin, and see what designs are created by the spinning and moving pencil!
Made of colored ash (varies according to availability), with changeable pencil in cork inlay.
Difficulty Level: 5
Product Code: GM271
Made In: Austria
Product Size: Height (with Pencil): 5 in
D: 2 3/8 in
Age: 4 years +
Safety: Conforms to the stringent European safety standard EN71 as well as ASTMF963. All dyes paints or stains are certified non-toxic and not hazardous to children.
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 wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.
His toys are easily recognized as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colors and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerized as it spins and falls.