The spinning top or whirligig is an ancient children’s toy. The principle of the game is very simple – you need to untwist the toy so that it spins as long as possible. It can be played both alone and in the company of children or even adults. Such toys develop fine motor skills and perseverance.
This Spinning Top is special because of its mosaic — a pattern made of small pieces of 12 different breeds of wood. The dimensions of these pieces are 2×2 mm. The author used the same pieces to create a much larger work — a wooden panel “Embroidered Ukraine” (size 126 x 126 cm). This panel was entered in the National Register of Records of Ukraine. There are no analogs of this work in the world.
Bog oak, red juniper, amaranth, amber, paduck, hornbeam, walnut, merbau, acacia, mulberry, cherry, alder, and pear.
Menan Menanov is forced migrant from the Crimea (due to the invasion of Russia), a talanted carver and a master of wooden mosaic. He puts his great love for Ukraine into every work.
The Spinning Tops are available in different sizes with different ornaments in the Ukrainian style.
Width: 3.2-4.2 cm, height: 2.6-3.5 cm
You can contact us by email to choose your unique whirligigs.