Blue Balloon: Our miniatures, very similar to the scale-models displayed in museums, are assembled with paper-maché spheres covered in striped simulated fabric. The rattan baskets hang from hand knotted netting, attached with toggles for easy assembly.
Balloon sphere has hand applied bands of cherry, butter, and light sage colors. Basket, rope work, toggles, incredible detail.
Helium balloons were one of aviation's first successes. Since 1783, balloons have traveled the skies, often in unintended directions. Hand applied balloon strips. Hand woven netting and basket. Wooden toggles and sand bags. 12.5" (32cm)