Cat Puzzle Box

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HSSS artisans

created by

HSSS artisans

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The Purrfect Puzzle

Celebrate the puzzling behavior of those of the feline persuasion with this beautiful (and slightly tricky) 3D puzzle box handmade by HSSS artisans in India. This sleeping kitty hides two compartments that are revealed when you remove the two keys and two lids.

Handmade of sustainable sheesham wood, native to the Indian subcontinent, bought under supervision and quota from the government of India (which sells the wood of dead trees).

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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Made in

HSSS is a non-profit organization that works for the uplifting and development of underprivileged artisans. It is composed mainly of male artisans, both Hindu and Muslim, who suffer educational, training and health related issues. The hardships that these people go through include physical handicaps, illiteracy, extreme poverty, entrapment in lower castes, lack of knowledge about trade and markets, among others.

The artisans don't have knowledge of marketing skills and have many barriers to access international trade. However, they are very skilled in making wooden products and are committed to quality, so production is not a problem for them. Therefore, Fair Trade mostly helps them find a market and promote their products.

HSSS respects environmental values and for that they arrange to only use wood from the forest quota given by the government of India (which sells the wood of dead trees). When it comes to the advancement of the people, the organization is taking several steps for the betterment of the artisans. They have created self help groups for the artisans and also organize several exhibitions for promoting their art to increase their market opportunities.

Handmade
Made from
shisham wood
Measurements
5" L x 4" W x 2" H; 7 pieces
Notes
This item has been discontinued, once this item sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Item ID
19080

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Cat Puzzle Box
 
3.9

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (19)
  • Entertaining (16)
  • Challenging (9)
  • Interactive (9)
  • Can withstand use (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Adults (13)
  • Family (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (11), Educator (4), Puzzle whiz (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (4)

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5.0

Excellent Purchase

By 

from Bremerton, WA

About Me Grandparent, Parent, Retired

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adorable
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Useful
  • Well Built Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Cat Lovers
    • Challenge Others To Open
    • Family
    • Hide Favorite Trinkets
    • Teen Girl

    Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

    One of my teen Granddaughter's Christmas wishes is for a puzzle box. She also loves cats. This is THE pefect gift! I know she will absolutely adore it. She will use it for a jewelry collection she is just getting started with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    1.0

    Wouldn't Buy

    By 

    from North Tonawanda, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

        First and foremost, this product had multiple scratches and "dings" on the surface. Secondly the pieces were so tight that it was nearly impossible to first, take the pieces apart, and second put the puzzle back together.

        The craftsmanship on this product was very disappointing.

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        5.0

        Perfect for the Cat lover......

        By 

        from St. Charles, Illinois

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

            Perfect for Cat lovers or gals with the name Catherine who may collect ' cats'...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            1.0

            already broken

            By 

            from Smith River, Ca

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                I ordered two boxes and one arrived broken. I was dissapointed as it was supposed to be a Christmas gift. It is an adorable product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                1.0

                Not Great

                By 

                from Naperville, IL

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cute
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Adults

                Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                If you touch the box it gets brown bits all over your hands. My mother will not even be able to put things in it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Love this!

                By 

                from VA

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                As a cat lover I had to get this! It is cute and neat how you can hide things in it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Really nice gift!

                By 

                from LA, CA

                About Me Educator, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful craftsmanship

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                    When I bought this I thought it might be overpriced, but when I got it, I was so pleasantly surprised at the beautiful quality of the wood and the carvings. I definitely would purchase this again!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Good conversation starter!

                    By 

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Puzzle Whiz

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Challenging
                    • Entertaining
                    • Interactive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family

                      Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                      It looks like a fun gift and worth the money.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      All is Good

                      By 

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Can Withstand Use
                      • Challenging
                      • Entertaining
                      • Fun

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                          Quite a few reviews mentioned how the puzzle had a bad smell? Mine came in perfectly, without a smell. Maybe this is because of the heat. If you are thinking of buying this, don't let the "smell" comment influence you. I'm glad I didn't. If you get other kinds of puzzle boxes, let me know.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Hand Made Product

                          By 

                          from NH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Can Withstand Use
                          • Challenging
                          • Entertaining
                          • Fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

                              I got this gift for my friend who loves cats. She really appreciated the fact that it was a puzzle and that it had secret compartments that would be of use. In addition, the product is fair trade, so it was great for both of us to know that it was for a good cause.

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              I honestly wasn't expecting to receive the product as soon as I did. I was able to give her her gift on time!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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