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ZoLo (TM), Construction Set

Decorative Arts

DISTRIBUTOR Raw Materials
MEDIUM Painted wood
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES designed 1986
DIMENSIONS Box: 7 1/8 x 11 x 9 1/8 in.
MARKINGS Inscription: printed on box lid at center: “Zo∙LO TM / DESIGNED BY RAW MATERIALS/ 1987 ZOLO, INC. ALL RIGHTS RERSERVED HANDCRAFTED IN INDONESIA”
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.133.1-.58
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Anders
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A toy construction set composed of 55 playfully abstract polychromatic pieces housed in wooden box with a tongue-and-groove slide-top lid. Wooden pieces are hand carved and painted in bright colors and patterns; set is made up of body forms drilled with multiple holes, connector sticks that fit into holes, and end pieces with short connector protrusions. Parts can be arranged into multiple zoomorphic forms. .1a is box; 1b is lid; .2 is printed cardboard wrapper for box; .3 is a raffia pouch; .4-.58 are the game pieces.
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