Cardinal Gourd Ornament
You’ll easily brighten a tree or a room with this cheerful, plump, cardinal gourd ornament. Each cardinal is hand-carved in Peru by artisans who are ensuring local traditional crafting survives and thrives into the 21st century.
The artisans who made this sweet cardinal work with Manos Amigos, a collective created almost 30 years ago to help Peruvian artisans sell their beautiful work on the international fair trade markets. Manos Amigos helps artisans with trade partners, trend identification, and expansion materials. It also runs tours to introduce visitors to local Peruvian culture and artisans. Manos Amigos donates 20% of its profits to social work support to provide warm meals, school uniforms, and school supplies to local children. It also provides scholarships for artisans’ children to attend university. Fair trade certified.