Our hand-beaded parrot ornament is made by Mayan bead artisans from the town of Santiago Atitlán. Santiago is a small indigenous village on the shores of breathtaking Lake Atitlán. The artisans of Santiago revere nature and love birds. Their clothing is heavily embroidered with beautiful images of birds, animals and flowers. About 30 Tz'utujil artisans hand-bead our fair trade Christmas ornaments. Making beaded holiday ornaments is a great source of work for Maya women. They can bead the fair trade Christmas ornaments from home which allows them to take care of children and elderly family members while earning a steady income.
Parrot Christmas Ornament
- This colorful parrot will look adorable hanging on your Christmas tree! Handmade by Maya artisans in Guatemala, this delicate fair trade ornament is made of glass beads from Czechoslovakia. The purchase of MayaWorks' ornaments helps to improve the lives of the artisan’s family. It takes about one day to bead the parrot. Creating beaded ornaments allows the artisan to provide food for her family, educate her children as well as contribute to the overall economic development of her community. This pretty fair trade handmade ornament will stand out on your tree. It's a work of art that would make a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys nature or appreciates fine hand-beaded craftsmanship. The parrot is approximately 2-1/2 inches tall and includes a beaded loop for easy hanging on your tree. This fair trade ornament would make a great compliment to our humming bird and cardinal ornaments!