Made in Peru
The Turtle Shaker family has arrived! Papa extra-large, Mama medium, and Baby. All musical, like the Partridge Family, but they are Turtles! Made from the nut of the Wingo tree, each is hand-carved in a Shibipo-Coniba indigenous peoples inspired design. Beans are added for the shake-shaker-shake.
Alex and his mother outside their family retail stand. It's not typical (in my experience) for artisans to have means for a retail store, however modest. All the carving of wingo nuts happen in a workshop out back - dotted with lucious wingo trees.
On a side street in Iquitos, a young boy shoots marbles with remarkable skill!
Other members of the Wingo Turtle family:
Papa 6.5"x 4"
Baby 3" x 2"
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