Unique beaded hoopoe decoration from Zimbabwe will brighten up any room. Hoopoes are colourful birds found across Africa, Asia and Europe, notable for their distinctive "crown" of feathers.
ARTISANS & VALUES
Jonathan - known as Jones - and his brother Bernard started their beadwork craft business in 1985. They began their business in Chitungwiza, just outside Harare in Zimbabwe. They started making wire toys for themselves and as time went by other parents started ordering toys for their children. This inspired and motivated them to challenge their abilities and by using their creativity they started to make more and more different animals.
Bee met Jones in 1996 in Hackney, London when he travelled there to set up a stall with his brother to sell their beaded products in Covent Garden.
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Materials: Wire, Glass Seed Beads.
Sizing: Approximately 21.5cm Length x 5cm Width
Please note that each animal is uniquely different, so measurements may vary slightly.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. This is NOT a toy, avoid leaving children unattended with small objects.
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