Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare Jigsaw Puzzle

The Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare jigsaw puzzle looks pretty tricky and is quite the bang for my buck! Being a wood puzzle, the connections is slightly different as in a 'drop from above' rather than sliding in from the side - you may experience that difference. Here is a similar Zebra wood cut puzzle. Amazon Link

Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"


Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"


Wentworth Zebra Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  Good

Board Quality: Great -wood

Shape Cut: Random

Image Quality: good

Hardest Area: The stripes

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes cloth bag

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $1.00

Recommend Level: High

Time: 4.5 hours


Wentworth Zebra Puzzle Assembly

This is about as much sorting I did, which of course is none. I did lay out all the pieces onto the foam board (forgot to take photo) and attempted to choose what I thought might be the boarder pieces.

Eventually I did locate them all as you can see in the  photo below but it was not so easy. I picked out the bluish-green along the top edge and picked out the thick black stripes along the sides and bottom portions.

I continued to pick out the larger black stripe pieces until the boarder was finally complete. My apologies for the image below is set to sideways :( 

Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"

Next I focused on the dark solid areas which are the Zebra snouts and the brownish fur upon their mains. Some of the bluish-green pieces assisted with that. Then once I worked the solid larger pieces that showed black/white stripes that left a gaping hole (as shown in the photo below) in the middle which was the eyes and faces of the Zebras. That was a very tricky area because the stripes were in a circular motion so I had to rely more on the shapes of the pieces rather than the lines themselves.

Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"

Wentworth Zebra Puzzle Comments...

The unique cuts were quite different to handle because they are wood.....it was like the pieces had to be set in from directly above and not slide into place from the sides.  The image was so tricky to work especially the black 'swirly' lines. 

The wood is from the forests managed on a sustainable yield basis. I would say they are about 1/4 of an inch. They were quite solid. 

The quality of Wentworth  wood jigsaw puzzles is fantastic. This is the second Wentworth puzzle I have had the pleasure of assembling.

Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"

You can see how the company presents their puzzle packaging with class. Both puzzles I have show the care put into the pieces as they provide a lovely sachet to secure the pieces safely. The box is solid and complete with all the details of the company and the artist. I especially enjoy picking out the little whimsies and in this case they are zebras and Zebra head profiles. How delightful is that!!!??

Below are 2 images of the Zebra  Stallion and her Mare with beautiful linage.

Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"
Brand: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Title:  Wentworth Zebra Stallion and Mare

Artist: Cynthie Fisher

Pieces: 200

Size: 10" x 10"

It's rare to get a Wentworth jigsaw puzzle in Canada but if you have an opportunity to buy or try one of these Wentworth jigsaw puzzles I can highly recommend the experience. 

I have also had the pleasure of assembling a Christmas Wentworth titled: He Looked Like A Pedlar


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About: Wood Cut vs. Cardboard Jigsaw Puzzles

Exploring the Differences

Jigsaw puzzles are a beloved pastime, offering hours of entertainment and relaxation. While cardboard puzzles have been the traditional choice for many years, wood cut puzzles have gained popularity in recent times. In this article, we'll delve into the differences between assembling a wood cut jigsaw puzzle and a cardboard jigsaw puzzle, with a particular focus on the modern-day laser scroll cutting machines used in wood cut puzzles and their role in creating accurate whimsies.

1. Materials and Durability

The most apparent difference between wood cut and cardboard jigsaw puzzles lies in the materials used. Cardboard puzzles are crafted using thick, sturdy cardboard layers, while wood cut puzzles are made from high-quality wood, often sourced sustainably. The use of wood imparts a distinct tactile and visual appeal to the puzzle pieces, providing a unique and durable puzzle experience.

2. Precision and Interlocking Mechanism

Wood cut puzzles are known for their precise cuts and interlocking mechanisms. In the past, these puzzles were hand-cut, requiring skilled artisans to carefully shape each piece. However, with advancements in technology, modern-day wood cut puzzles are crafted using laser scroll cutting machines. These machines use precise laser technology to cut intricate shapes, ensuring a snug fit between the puzzle pieces. This precision enhances the overall puzzle-solving experience and allows for seamless assembly.

3. Whimsical and Irregular Pieces

One of the standout features of wood cut puzzles is the inclusion of whimsical or irregular puzzle pieces. Whimsies are specially shaped puzzle pieces that are not part of the traditional puzzle image. They can take various forms, including animals, objects, or unique designs. Laser scroll cutting machines are instrumental in creating these whimsies with accuracy and intricacy, adding an element of surprise and delight to the puzzle-solving process.

4. Artistic Appeal and Collectibility

Wood cut puzzles are often chosen for their artistic appeal and collectible nature. Many wood cut puzzle manufacturers collaborate with renowned artists to create exquisite puzzle images. The combination of high-quality wood, precise cutting, and stunning artwork elevates the overall aesthetic and makes wood cut puzzles highly sought after by puzzle enthusiasts and collectors.

5. Puzzle Size and Complexity

Wood cut puzzles are available in a range of sizes and complexity levels. Smaller puzzles with fewer pieces are suitable for beginners or those seeking a quicker puzzle-solving experience, while larger puzzles with thousands of pieces offer a more challenging endeavor. The use of laser scroll cutting machines ensures that even intricate and complex designs can be accurately reproduced, allowing for a seamless assembly regardless of the puzzle's size or difficulty level.

6. Environmental Considerations

Wood cut puzzles often boast eco-friendly credentials due to the sustainable sourcing of wood materials. Many manufacturers prioritize using wood from responsibly managed forests or utilize recycled wood, making wood cut puzzles a conscious choice for environmentally conscious puzzlers.

Embrace the Unique Experience

Whether you choose a wood cut or a cardboard jigsaw puzzle, both offer their own unique experience and appeal. Wood cut puzzles impress with their tactile feel, precision, and whimsical pieces, while cardboard puzzles provide affordability and a wide variety of designs. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on personal preferences and the type of puzzle experience you seek.

So, whether you're captivated by the elegance of wood cut puzzles or prefer the classic charm of cardboard puzzles, there's no shortage of delightful options to explore. Embrace the differences and enjoy the wonderful world of jigsaw puzzling, one piece at a time!

(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)