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The sleeping bag that looks like a bear

Artist Eiko Ishizawa created this bearskin sleeping bag as a tribute to Bruno the brown bear. You see, back in 2006, the bear made headlines as it crossed over from its home in the Italian Alps to Bavaria, becoming the first bear to be seen in the German wilderness in 170 years. Tragically, it was hunted down by the government, which saw him as a threat.

‘The Great Sleeping Bear’ is Ishizawa’s way of ‘recreating’ the sad event, fusing both our love and fear of the great outdoors through a camping accessory that transforms us into a furry beast – or at least the meal of a furry beast. She plans to make seven of these hand-made sleeping bags this year, with each one costing $2,350 for the adult version and $2,050 for the kid-sized edition.

She’s also inviting those who will purchase the sleeping bag to post photos of themselves on their website from various places around the world. It’s their way of protest against restricting an animal’s right to wander the wilderness without harm.

Via Gizmodo

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