“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot”. Mark Twain
A parrot often conjures up images of flamboyancy, eccentricity, eclecticism and a tinge of naughtiness. This jolly and colourful bird is perched on a tree stump and completely follows that trend. Handmade from something called ecomix; a mixture of clay, chalk powder and paper pulp, it is hard-wearing and eco-friendly. He appears to have a glint of mischief in his hand-painted face and his plumage is a bright and antiqued finish. Embrace your idiosyncratic self and join the happy parrot brigade.
Supplier Info: Supplied to us via a medium scale manufacturer based in Jaipur, India, they own two factories, both employing around two hundred craftspeople at each location. The manufacturing processes juxtapose traditional methods, i.e. wood carving and pot throwing, with relevant and up-to-date modern design. Workers use components such as sustainable wood, ceramics, terracotta, iron and glass in their products. Artisans’ skills are boosted by training and workers receive paid leave, GPA and bonuses. Social get-togethers are encouraged by the management to promote a good working environment and festivals are celebrated by all twice a year. They are proud to be one of the largest exporters of handicraft products in India, with a commitment to quality, social and environmental issues.
Why we love this product!
- Fair Trade
- Brightly antiqued effect
Yellow: W:16.5cm D:8.5cm H:21cm with crest
Green: W:15cm D:8.5cm H:23cm without crest