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Wolpertinger Screen Print


{image_alt} Edition 0f 45 Signed by the artist 40cm by 30cm Printed as a CMYK Halftone print on fabriano 5 Paper

Edition 0f 45 Signed by the artist Printed as a CMYK Halftone print on fabriano 5 Paper.

In Bavarian folklore, a wolpertinger (also called wolperdinger, poontinger or woiperdinger) is an animal said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. It has a body comprised from various animal parts — generally wings, antlers, tails and fangs, all attached to the body of a small mammal. The most widespread description is that of a horned rabbit or a horned squirrel.

Stuffed "wolpertingers", composed of parts of actual stuffed animals, are often displayed in inns or sold to tourists as souvenirs in the animals' "native regions". The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum in Munich, Germany features a permanent exhibit on the creature.