Camels were among the earliest Steiff animals – in fact, the first trademark for Steiff felt animals even features a camel … Which means that Karim camel is part of a rich tradition at Steiff. The first in his line appeared in 1898 – a less elaborate version on wheels. Karim makes his appearance as a 10 inch tall camel made of the finest brown wool felt and mohair. He wears a lavishly decorated saddlecloth with gold trimming and gold-colored tassels. His red leather halter is adorned with 2 gold-colored tassels. His gold-plated Button in Ear signified Karim is a descendent of a very special family – Steiff. A 2014 Steiff Worldwide fall edition.