Flying Hummingbird Mobile

Handpainted and decorated with dyed tagua nuts, each mobile is made at a family-run workshop in Colombia.
created by

Karen Torres

$32.00

Karen Torres created by

Karen Torres

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Soaring by a String

If birds had talent shows, the hummingbird would win first prize for fluttering every time. This interactive mobile is inspired by the miniature beauty's signature move: pull gently on the string, and its wings move gracefully up and down. Handpainted and decorated with dyed tagua nuts, each mobile is made at a family-run workshop in Colombia that employs single moms and internally displaced Afro-Colombians. Handmade in Colombia.

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Made in Colombia

Karen Torres

created by

Karen Torres

location

Colombia

Karen Torres works with a woman-owned business in Colombia that hires many Afro-Colombians and indigenous people who are displaced, either to look for work, or to flee violence. The collective is run by Isabel, whose inspiration came from her deep desire to always be an artist. As a single mom, friends encouraged her to enter an art show. She took out a loan to cover the booth fee, and the show was a huge success. She started to hire other women who lived on the margins of society. Her first employee was Johanna, an Afro-Colombian mother of four who left her small town in Choco to look for work in the big city. She is now the workshop manager.

Handmade
Made from
acrylic paint, hemp, tagua nut, fiberboard, chingale wood
Measurements
10.5" wing span x 5.5" L x 25-30" H
Ingredients
Care
Dust with a soft cloth. Avoid moisture. Blot dry if mobile gets wet.
Item ID
48499

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