The Witney 2017 Bear is the twelfth in our series of annual Witney bears. He is inspired by a circa 1920s original kindly given to us by a loyal Dutch customer who felt that, with a little tweak, he would be just right as a ‘Witney bear’. We agreed.
Like his predecessors, he has the look of an old, much-loved teddy bear. His sparse gold mohair has been further hand-plucked so that he is nearly bald. Our 2017 bear has black safety eyes, a ‘worn away’ nose and mouth and felt paw pads. He wears a knitted, green, birdseed pattern sweater and is softly pellet filled.