Hohenfried Hanoi Tower
A wooden puzzle known variously as the Tower of Hanoi, Tower of Brahma, or Lucas’s Tower popularised in the West by the mathematician Édouard Lucas.
It was told that in the temple of Kashi Vishwanath stood a room containing three ancient poles holding sixty four golden disks which once (and perhaps will again) stood one atop the other in the form of a conical tower, and that here Brahmin priests were charged with the transfer of the tower from one column to another moving only one disk at a time, and never laying a larger over a smaller. Legend has it that once complete the world will meet its end - in several hundred billion years, whilst our puzzle having five disks should be solvable in thirty one moves. This is handmade from local timber and finished with natural vegetable oils at the Hohenfried Werkstätten in the German Alps. Hohenfried Heimat is an open community of learning disabled adults and children, providing sheltered accommodation, schools, and employment in organic agriculture, craft workshops, gourmet kitchens, and bakeries. Measures about 13.5cm
Age: 3 years+.
Size: W 13,5cm, H 8cm approx.
Material: Handmade from maple and cherry wood. In order to create a water-repellent and durable wood surface, the wood was treated with hard oil, which has been certified according to the EN 71 standard (safety of children's toys) and DIN 53160 (saliva and sweat resistance).
Care: If you clean this product only use a damp cloth. Please do not submerge in water and do not use disinfectant or hot water.
Made at the Hohenfried community workshops in the Bavarian Alps, the rattle is made to the specifications of the original 1930's designs by Hugo Kukelhaus, a well known German architect, educator and environmentalist, who designed a range of special baby toys which promote sensory, motor skills and the imagination. Hohenfried Heimat is an open community of learning disabled adults and children, providing sheltered accommodation, schools and employment in organic agriculture, craft workshops, gourmet kitchens and bakeries.