INTRODUCING DALI'S JACOB'S LADDERS
The Jacob's Ladder is one of the oldest and most famous of humble folk toys. It is said that a Jacob's Ladder was found in King Tut's tomb along with many other treasures. King Tut died in 1353 BC, so these toys have been around for quite awhile. They were so named from the biblical story of Jacob, when he got the vision of a ladder leading up from earth to heaven. This educational and mysterious toy can be very tricky to figure out. The falling blocks actually work by a double hinge. To operate the toy, simply hold the top block by its edges and let the rest of the identical blocks swing downward until the ladder is fully open. Then by holding the top block by its edges turn it 180° in a left rotation until the top and second blocks are parallel and touching. When the held block hits the hanging block, a series of blocks begin to cascade down. Then repeat the 180° motion to the right. Dali loves creating these coolsome and fun toys by using her "Leftover Palette Paint Technique". The toys, when not in use, are considered little works of art. Each Jacob's ladder is filled with 10-12, 3"x3" tiny, sometimes strange, original artworks. The painting technique is random, like looking at clouds and deciding you see a face or a dog or whatever. Each Jacob's Ladder is totally original, no two are ever the same. Although children will enjoy these Jacob's Ladders too, they were especially created with artsy-type adults in mind. A great toy for your desk at the office, a fun conversation starter! Price includes shipping. In this photo: Big smile dude.
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This ladder was created using the leftover paint from the painting, "Harvesting Humans". Contains 5 blocks of original artworks, 10 works total. Artworks include: Man giving peace sign, a cute little monster, a giraffe, a dog, a tiger, fish, abstract dog, two elves wishing on a star, and a facial abstract. In this photo: Man giving Peace sign, when folded.
This ladder was created using the palette paint from the painting, "Hop Pops". Contains 6 blocks of original artworks, 12 works total. Artworks include: Happy creature, melancholy creature, lips, 3 abstracts, 3 abstract figures, buddies, big smile dude, and a hummingbird. In this photo: Happy Creature, (when folded).
This ladder was created using the palette paint from the painting, "Sam". Contains 6 blocks of original artworks, 12 works total. Artworks include: Contented Dragon, sore-eyed man, split eye patch pirate, Bucky & friends, sea turtle, the oh no thumb, whale eye, star fish, abstract, angel flying over lake, sea creatures and buffalo skull. In this photo: Contented Dragon, (when folded).