Cat Puzzle Box

created by

HSSS artisans

$20.00

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.

Click here to see the cat puzzle box in action.

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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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Cat Puzzle Box
 
3.9

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for My Cause

I purchased this item to store Skitter, my Sweet Cat's, collar and tags after he passed on. I even have a picture of him in this exact position. It is the perfect receptacle...Read complete review

I purchased this item to store Skitter, my Sweet Cat's, collar and tags after he passed on. I even have a picture of him in this exact position. It is the perfect receptacle for his valued memories.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More cute than quality

I bought this to give someone. I love the color of the wood and the fact that it was made by Indian artisans. It is a very cute design. However, I was a...Read complete review

I bought this to give someone. I love the color of the wood and the fact that it was made by Indian artisans. It is a very cute design. However, I was a little disappointed by the quality of the craftsmanship. It is smooth and polished on the outside, but the inner wood surfaces are rough, unfinished and somewhat damp.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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4.0

Incredibly cool puzzle box!

By 

from Believe

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiding precious coins

    Comments about Cat Puzzle Box:

    Really cool puzzle box

     
    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
       
      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.

           
          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
               
              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
                   
                  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
                   
                  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
                   
                  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
                       
                      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
                         
                        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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