TURTLE BALSA WOOD ORNAMENT – CARVED BY PERUVIAN AMAZON ARTISAN
Amazon Ecology works with hundreds of native and campesino artisans from the Peruvian Amazon to produce and sell innovative fair trade handicrafts. Your purchase helps to create sustainable income for artisan families, promote forest conservation, and supports local development in their communities. This product is an example of what we have carried in the past. Click on the Visit Shop button to see our current inventory.
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 ar was carved by hand from balsa wood by a native Amazon artisan. The sale of these ornaments supports forest conservation and helps meet local needs in traditional communities in Peru. This ornament was made by a family of Bora artisans from the village of Brillo Nuevo on the Ampiyacu River. Each ornament comes with a tag listing the name and village of the artisan who made it and the plants used to make it.
Also see: Turtle Calabash Ornament and Rattle
Made by Brillo Nuevo artisans in the Peruvian Amazon
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