Pavo Bengala

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Pavo Bengala by Catalina Estrada – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 250 pieces

Look at this gorgeous puzzle; it is absolutely, unbelievably magnificent! How can you look at this image and not want to assemble it? Mom and I fell in love with the image the moment we saw it and we had to purchase it – in fact we tried to also get it in a micro puzzle, but they were out of stock. 😦

This puzzle is only 250 pieces, but by no means was it easy in any way. It’s a mirrored image, so that increases the difficulty; and it’s full of detail and color which makes it beautiful, but challenging. I loved working this puzzle, and it was so wonderful to assemble. The whimsies are so special as well – peacocks, flowers, birdhouses, etc., so pretty!

I think a 250 piece Wentworth puzzle is just about the perfect size. It’s a challenge, but not too much so; and it is small enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed by that challenge. And even better, the 250 piece puzzles that we purchased were absolutely the best size for working on my small bedside table when I was stuck in bed for a week. Perfection! We have a 500 piece and 750 piece from Wentworth that we have yet to do, but I’m not quite feeling up to working on those yet. Hopefully soon!

I tried to look up what Pavo Bengala means, and I think it basically means peacock. Pavo means “turkey” in several languages, and bengala means “sparkler” or “flare” – so perhaps pavo bengala means peacock – a turkey with sparklers on it’s butt. I love it! 🎆 🦃🎆

I started to feel bad when writing this up that I’ve been doing so many posts about wooden puzzles lately. I know that most puzzlers only do cardboard puzzles, and it occurred to me that they might not want to keep reading posts about puzzles they’re not going to ever buy or assemble. But then I had to tell myself that this probably was only a problem in my own head.

I love reading about puzzles, pretty much any puzzles. I don’t have Facebook, but I read all the posts from the Facebook group my mother is a part of because I just love jigsaw puzzles and everything about them. Even if a puzzle isn’t one I particularly like the look of, I still enjoy reading about it; even if it doesn’t look like fun to assemble, I still want to hear about it. So although there have been a lot of wooden puzzles in a row and there are still more to come, I hope you enjoy reading about them almost as much as I enjoyed assembling them.

4 thoughts on “Pavo Bengala

  1. Anonymous Person

    I definitely don’t mind that you are doing lots of wooden jigsaw puzzle posts in a row. Like you, I enjoy reading about jigsaw puzzles and there really aren’t any jigsaw puzzle blogs out there — it’s so darn awesome that you post about jigsaw puzzles you assemble Every Single Day 🙂 (I don’t do social media either so I guess I’m missing out on the jigsaw puzzle community on facebook but honestly I wouldn’t say I’m “missing it.”)

    That indeed is a beautiful image but I think, due to the mirror image nature, it would be too difficult/frustrating for me to assemble.

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    1. Thanks An, I was worrying about so many wooden ones in a row! I’m going to have to hustle to build my reserve of puzzle posts up again, I’m getting really low on puzzles ready to post 😦

      The mirror image did make it difficult, this puzzle was the one I was most worried about assembling, and even though it was a challenge, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. 🙂

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  2. Puzzlecrazy

    I have a few Wentworth puzzles and love them. I mainly do cardboard ones, but these make a nice change as they are quite different to assemble and the quality is amazing. I agree that 250 pieces is about right, and they are more difficult than they look!

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