We're not kitten, these handmade felted wool scarves look so lifelike you'd think they were modeled after people's pets... which just happens to be the case.
Credit ETSY member celapiu's wealth of natural talent for these hauntingly beautiful scarves handmade from wool in Krakow, Poland. Although the crafts-person offers a wide range of exquisite animalistic scarves at their online store, those modeled after cats caught our eye by virtue of their uncanny realism.
The lifelike look is very much by design. As celapiu states right on the product page, “We pay special attention to nose and ears achieve a hyper-realistic look.” We think you'll agree they've succeeded admirably. This is a good thing, right? Right??
To be sure, hyper-realistic cat products risk venturing into the so-called “uncanny valley” where when applied to human replicas, at least, the product can “elicit feelings of eeriness and revulsion among some observers.” These cat scarves, while borderline disturbing to some, are still a far cry from products made from REAL cats like drones or horrific roadkill handbags... those aren't just creepy, they're HYPER-creepy.
In any case, celapiu's cat scarves will keep you as warm and snuggly as a real cat without the, er, real cat factor. You can order your very own at the seller's product page and get this: they'll custom-model your scarf for a small extra fee and a couple of photos of your pet, who we're sure will be just thrilled with the result when it arrives in the mail.