Owls have enjoyed huge popularity in the last few years – immortalised in greetings cards, wall art, jewellery charms, children’s room accessories etc. etc. In fact, the list is endless! Not one for missing an opportunity, we have our own collection of fabulous fair trade owl gifts and accessories.
So why are Owls so popular?
Dating back to Ancient Greece, the owl was a symbol of Athena, goddess of wisdom. Certainly in Western culture, owls are synonymous with wisdom and knowledge. From their powerful talons and immense wing span, to their large eyes and heads that can turn as much as 270 degrees, they are certainly captivating creatures. There’s so much to admire. So perhaps it’s not surprising that our fascination with owls shows no sign of waning.
Our Owl Offering
Arguably nothing captures the true spirit of the owl quite like a wood carving. Take our own fair trade wood carvings, for example. The artisan celebrates the form of these majestic birds of prey with stunning detail and meticulous craftsmanship.
For example, the ‘Owl on Branch’ is beautifully hand carved and captures the trademark eyes and short, curved downward beak. The owl perches regally on a branch. This beautiful piece is available in three sizes.
Likewise the ‘Owl on Lumbar’ also shares the same stunning craftsmanship. With this piece, the artisan has used a darker wax to accentuate certain features such as the ears and beak.
Our ‘Set of 3 Owls’ are fun, quirky and exude personality! Hand crafted from albesia wood, they have a lovely hand painted brown finish.
In our Furniture range, our ‘Owl Stool’ is ideal for use as a side table, stool or plant stand. Hand crafted by skilled artisans from a single piece of the finest monkey pod wood, the detail in the workmanship is truly awe-inspiring.
A few words about monkey pod wood?
Monkey Pod wood is known by a variety of names across many different cultures, including Thailand (where it is known as “Chum Cha” wood). A monkey pod tree can grow to a giant 24 metres in height.
Monkey Pod Wood has a medium to coarse texture. Therefore, this sustainable hardwood and its straight grain lend themselves well to the manufacturing process.
Our Monkey Pod wood items are hand carved by skilled artisans in Thailand. Their specialist techniques and expertise are often passed down through generations of families.
What is albesia wood?
Albesia trees are known as one of the fastest-growing trees. Some will grow to an average height of 21 metres. Albesia wood is light in both colour and weight. Usefully, it is resistant to termites. It is particularly suited to creating decorative carvings.
Time for a little reflection…
Our owl themed home accessories extend beyond our wood carvings, to include a gorgeous mosaic mirror. The stylish ‘Owl Mosaic Mirror’ is available in both black and white finishes. The stunning mosaic design is skilfully hand crafted by artisans in our Bali workshop.
You’ll find our owl themed items within our extensive range of fair trade gifts and accessories.
Please bear in mind that stock availability varies as all our items are hand crafted, and new lines are introduced regularly. So keep checking back with us!
In the meantime, we hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our fantastic range of owl themed gifts and accessories. As always, if you have any questions or comments, then we’d love to hear from you.