This unique fair-trade ornament represents an Amazon turtle. It will look great hanging on your Christmas tree, rear-view mirror or adding a colorful touch to another part of your home. This ornament was carved by hand from balsa wood by an Amazon artisan. The sale of these ornaments supports forest conservation and helps meet local needs in traditional communities in Peru.
The brown and white model was made by a family of Bora artisans from the village of Brillo Nuevo on the Ampiyacu River. The brown and black model was made by an artisan from Iquitos. Each ornament comes with a tag listing the name and village of the artisan who made it and the plants used to make it.
Model: ORBR006 and ORBR006B (brown and black)
Also see: Turtle Calabash Ornament and Rattle