Working in her home studio in Zimbabwe, a craftswoman transforms rustic ulumbu tree seedpods into charming miniatures of sub-Saharan birds. Each is hand-painted in bright colors and stands on feet made of twisted wire that can be gently adjusted to stand on any surface.
The set of three includes the hoopoe with its black-and-white striped wings and orange plumage, the tall and striking saddle-billed stork, and the tiny blue kingfisher.
We love these little creatures lined up in a kitchen window or peeking out from a houseplant. If you’re a little bit crafty, you could even add your own string to hang these as ornaments.