The ears on this wonderful German papier-mache donkey are made of soft felt attached to long springs, as are the saddle and the tail. It appears to have never been played with, as it is in excellent condition. Maybe the children were just content to give the head a push and watch it nod, as the weighted mechanism allows it to nod for an unusually long time, while the springs let the ears wildly flop back and forth.
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