Tumi Ishi wood balancing blocks are a new take on the classic wooden building block. The inspiration came from the meditative and fun pastime of stacking and balancing stones. They are meant to mimic the natural and non-symmetrical shape of rocks. We make each block individually by hand and use no set pattern when shaping them; this is something that cannot be accomplished using machines and therefore every Tumi Ishi block is unique. We use a large variety of sustainably sourced native hardwood species so that there are many different natural colors, grain patterns, and weight differences in each set of blocks. Unlike standard square blocks, these blocks have many sides making them more challenging to stack. Tumi Ishi blocks promote creative and out of the box thinking, mindfulness, and problem solving skills. These balancing blocks will last generations as a true heritage toy and functional décor piece in your home.
We use over 25 different species of the highest quality sustainably sourced wood; such as, black walnut, hard maple, cherry, cedar, oak, sassafras, poplar, hickory, osage orange, pear, and many more. We carefully sand each block and finish them with our own blend of jojoba oil and beeswax. Our finish is 100% organic and 100% non-toxic. We never use stain or paint on any of the blocks; so the natural wood color of each individual wood species shines through.
Each set comes in an organic cotton drawstring bag.