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.
I saw the seed birds and I have sort of a collection of birds in my house. They were different than the other birds in the house. I bought them. My younger sister came to visit and she saw them on my office shelf. She really liked them. So, I bought some for her and we are both happy when we see them looking out at us. Do you think they like us as much as we like them? Maybe, they haven’t flown away.
I am delighted with my "birds " ! They are sweet and whimsical and make me smile !
Their new home will be om my multi-level wooden planter , amongst my plants .
Thank you very much !
I am delighted with the set, especially the saddle billed stork and it is part of a setting of foal birds.