This unique fair-trade ornament represents the purple gallinule. This long-legged bird found in North America and the southern tropics wades in water near marshes and lakes feeding on fish and aquatic invertebrates. It feeds mostly on fruit but also eats insects. 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 woven with chambira palm fiber by a native Amazon artisan. The sale of these ornaments supports forest conservation and helps meet local needs in traditional communities in Peru. These bird ornaments were made artisans from the campesino village of San Francisco on the Maranon River.
Each ornament comes with a tag listing the name and home of the artisan who made it and the plants used to make it.
Please remember that each ornament was hand-made so the exact design of the craft may vary from the photo shown for this model.