Hand carved wooden sanderling- one of the cutest shore birds. Always hard to get a good look as they scuttle up the sand away from you. These gorgeous little creatures lay their eggs in the sand. So beaches are often closed during breeding season. These design can be bought separately. Entirely hand crafted from carving to painting and finishing with wax polish. Made under fair trade principles using sustainable softwood and non toxic paints. Anna & david create unique birds derived from a meeting between indigenous folk art and western aesthetics. From home on vancouver island, surrounded by the sea, mountains and and abundance of birds, they have much to inspire them and offer designs that bring simple yet refined examples of natures greatest inspiration. They have been working closely with the same three families of carvers for over 7 years, drawing on the villages centuries old techniques to realize beautiful products. Using albesia and coffee wood, these fast growing timbers come from sustainable farming practices for continued harvest and regrowth. This item is made of wood and paint, wire, twine, wax.