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How it came about that the T-Rex in the Natural History Museum in London now also wears one of the popular “Christmas jumpers”.

The British – and yes, of course the British women too – love Christmas! There are lovingly decorated winter markets, the houses in central London are romantically lit and the shopping streets are provided with impressive light decorations. In the United Kingdom, wearing a “Christmas Jumper” is an integral part of the Christmas season. Whether with the face of Santa or that of Rudolf the reindeer, even a picture of baked beans in tomato sauce, a popular dish not only at Christmas time, can be found here on sweaters.

What may be considered embarrassing on the mainland is completely normal on the island. The Christmas sweater can be worn anywhere – even at an evening get-together in the pub. But now there is something to see here in London that has never been seen before. According to the motto: “You are never too old for a ‘Christmas Jumper’”, the T-Rex in the “Natural History Museum” (NHM) in the center of the city now also wears a tailor-made piece in a traditional pattern. “I think he looks absolutely fabulous,” said Carla Treasure of the NHM after the prehistoric giant was clad by two employees with the help of a ladder.

The oversized festive knitting was made by a family business in Leicester, in the center of the country. It took around 100 hours to work on the “Christmas Jumper” for the primeval giant, explained Snahal Patel, the company’s head. No wonder, after all, the sweater is about twelve times the size of a normal jumper. “We love challenges,” said Patel of the Leicester Mercury newspaper. His team has worked tirelessly to make sure the T-Rex looks good for the Christmas season. “It’s probably the biggest sweater we’ve ever made.”

When designing the tailor-made sweater, the focus was on shades of blue and red, provided with snowflakes, green Christmas trees and some stegosaurs and diplodocs. The jumper also has a turtleneck and, in keeping with the primeval giant, extra short sleeves with white dots. The sweater was made from recycled plastic bottles, among other things. On social media, a lot of people were enthusiastic about the idea: “This is fantastic,” commented one and another said, “I’m glad that the Natural History Museum is just as crazy about dinosaurs as I am.” Indeed there is There is also a pullover in dinosaur design for children, but of course with longer sleeves.

If the primeval sweater is not exclusive enough for you, you can also purchase a special “Christmas Jumper” from a London artist. The sparkling garment is said to be sold for 30,000 pounds, around 35,000 euros, and is embroidered with a reindeer made of jewels, diamond silver stars and 24-carat gold thread. Aidan Liban invested all of his savings into making this luxury sweater – for a good cause. The 33-year-old wants to raise money for the NHS, the public health system in Great Britain.

Hält brav still: der Koloss von London bei der Anprobe. the trustees of the natural history museum london


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