This unique fair-trade ornament represents the armadillo - the endearing critter that burrows into the forest floor. It will look great hanging on your Christmas tree. This ornament was hand-carved by an Amazon artisan with balsa wood and calabash tree pod with llanchama tree bark ears.
The sale of these ornaments supports forest conservation and helps meet local needs in traditional communities in Peru. Each ornament comes with a tag listing the name and home of the artisan who made it and the plants used to make it.
Our carved armadillo models come in two styles. The type made by artisans from the Ampiyacu area has a balsa wood body, calabash pod shell, and llanchama tree bark ears. A newer larger model is carved from one piece of balsa wood by an artisan from Iquitos.
Model: ORBM018 (balsa and calabash); ORBM018A (balsa)
Also see: Armadillo Calabash Ornament and Rattle