ARTISANS MAKE PROGRESS WITH FIRST ROUND OF BIRD ORNAMENTS
April 07, 2022
February 19, 2022
As we moved into the afternoon of the second day of Amazon Ecology's Artisan Facilitator training workshop in the community of Amazonas, all of the participants were close to completing at least one of the woven bird assigned to their group.
A few of the artisans with several years of experience had almost finished making two northern cardinals - the model representing this popular bird in the US. It was impressive as well to see advances in more complicated models like the great blue heron, marvelous spatule-tail hummingbird and chestnut-eared aracari.
These ornaments will be available for sale at our online store after I get home in April.
Benjamin completes one cardinal ornament
Ketty makes progress on great blue heron ornament
Paquita makes weaves body on chestnut-eared aracari ornament with chambira palm fiber
Great blue heron ornament being woven with chambira palm fiber
When Elle came into our booth, she immediately spotted our yellow Papilio butterfly ornament. I asked her about her attraction to this craft and learned an emotional backstory which she generously consented to let me share.