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These unique fair-trade ornament are creative models of spiders - a diverse group of eight-legged creatures found in both wet and dry climates.  The tarantula is an efficient predator of small prey in the forest, but it allows itself to be handled by calm people.  Any of these ornaments will look great hanging on your Christmas tree, rear-view mirror or adding a distinctive companion to your favorite hat.

These ornaments are handmade by Peruvian Amazon artisans from natural chambira palm fiber. The sale of these ornaments supports forest conservation and helps meet local needs in traditional communities in Peru.

These ornaments were made by an artisan from several villages along the Maranon River.  Each craft comes with a tag listing the name and village of the artisan who made it and the plants used to make it.

Please remember that each craft is hand made so its exact design may vary from the photo shown for this model.

Model: ORI021360 (black tarantula); ORI021105 (orange tarantula), OR(008336 (pink crab spider)

Also see: tarantula spider calabash ornament and rattle