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Terracotta Oropendola Bird Ornaments from Guatemala (Pair), "Oropendola Birds"

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This highly-detailed set of hanging ornaments will make a fantastic addition to your ornament repertoire or a wonderful gift for that bird-loving friend. Mario Rodenas handcrafts two oropendolas from terracotta and meticulously paints each bird with the species' characteristic bright green tail. They come in a cotton bag for easy storage.
The Guatemalan artisan learned the art of working in ceramic from his father, who was a master craftsman. As a young man, he developed a passion for recreating birds and enjoyed working their fine details and bright colors. A chance encounter with a tourist who gifted him a book on birds opened him up to the wonderful world of these creatures and has been fueling his inspiration for years.

  • 62 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • Each: 4 cm H x 4.4 cm W x 7.7 cm D
  • Each: 1.6" H x 1.7" W x 3" D
  • Bag: 18.5 cm L x 14.3 cm W
  • Bag: 7.25" L x 5.75" W

  • Terracotta, cotton bag
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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9

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03/12/2020

"beautifully sculpted, detailed and colorful"

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Great customer care - ordered 6 napkin rings, received 4 broken. snapped a pic of the damaged rings, emailed to customer care - 3 weeks later received 4 new rings in pristine condition. Design - small but expertly crafted. Meticulous paint detail - not sloppy or rushed. Colors are glorious - better than the picture. These are a little fragile, but the joy I will get from using them justifies the extra effort of careful handling. I am very happy with these napkin rings and the follow up service.

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Peg

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12/04/2019

"Christmas ornaments for grandsons born in Guatemal"

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Lovely.

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From OH

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05/09/2019

"Love these cardinals - my third set"

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I have purchased three sets of these Cardinals now. Such beautiful details! I have given some of the cardinals away as gifts to friends. One hangs on my kitchen valance year round with other Fair Trade birds (many from Novica). This pair was the last pair - so watch for them to be available again.

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Cardinal, Fair Trade Ceramic Bird Ornament (Pair)

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From OH

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04/17/2018

"Amazing little woodpecker ornaments!"

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Thank you Mario Rodenas for these Yellow-Crested Woodpecker ornaments. I kept one and gave the other one away as a gift. Our little woodpecker was added to the flock of Fair Trade bird ornaments that hangs in our kitchen window. I know my friend loved her ornament, too.

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12/22/2017

"One of my favorite bird ornaments."

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A well crafted ornament that will be cherished for years to come.

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12/08/2016

"Exquisite detail"

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Beautiful, colorful hand painted birds brighten any room! I am going to use them on a miniature metal tree that I can leave up all year.

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This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Mario Rodenas has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $100.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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