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How cute are these Wild Woolies Vermillion Flycatcher Felt Ornaments? These adorably stocky feathered friends display a vibrant orange coat as they bounce and scamper the forest floors of the American Northwest. Combine incredible plumage with a song that is considered by many to be among the most beautiful in the avian world, these cousins to the Robin are a staple to woodland life in the Pacific Northwest.
A top seller! Exceptional felting workmanship makes our highly representational backyard bird ornaments very special. Educational, decorative, and entertaining for birding enthusiasts of all ages. Made with fine merino wool and soft to the touch.
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.
Here's another one of those adorable Wild Woolies bird ornaments. The Vermilion Flycatcher is especially vivid and cheerful! Well made and just the right size to show up nicely on your Christmas tree. Or all year round!