Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding their home on Vancouver Island, designers David and Anna Hall work in close collaboration with traditional Balinese carvers to bring this delightful trio of wooden songbirds to life. The trio, which can be displayed horizontally or set upright as if the birds are perching on a tree trunk, represent three common songbirds: the black-capped chickadee, the white-breasted nuthatch, and the brown creeper.
The black-capped chickadee is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts and the provincial bird of New Brunswick, and in 2014 it was named the official bird of the city of Vancouver. The white-breasted nuthatch lives year-round in much of the United States and into southernmost Canada. It is frequently found at winter birdfeeders. The brown creeper is named for the way it creeps along a tree trunk, bottom to top, poking with its beak in search of insects to eat.
Handmade in Indonesia. Albesia and coffee-wood with water-based paint and furniture wax. White-breasted nuthatch: 8 3/4"L x 5"H x 2 3/4"W. Brown creeper: 9 1/2"L x 4 1/4"H x 2 3/4"W. Black-capped chickadee: 8 3/8"L x 4 3/4"H x 3"W. Each bird and branch weighs approximately 1 lb.
David and Anna are deeply committed to fair trade practices and to keeping indigenous crafts alive. “By taking our designs to Indonesia and paying fair trade prices we are encouraging the continuation and training of traditional carving and painting techniques at a time when lots of young people are opting out of these traditional apprenticeships to work in in the tourism sector.”