Certainly unique, the Wild Woolies Woodpecker Felt Ornament can be found the world over (except Australia). Preferring dense forests and woodland habitats, these unique birds make their nests from tree hollows. Perhaps most famous for how they get their food, the distinctive tap tap tap of their break against a tree trunk (their patented brand of bug collecting) is a dead giveaway that one of their ilks is about.
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.
3'' Hanging Loop
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.