Cape Weaver Bird
Native to South Africa, the Cape Weaver is one noisy bird that can be found in numbers in willows, eucalyptus trees, as well as amongst reeds. This version by eKhaya eKasi looks like it might open its beak any moment with something to say!
The birds are created using copper and telephone wire as well as varied beads that really make them come to life. Using only pliers, wire cutters and scissors the wire is manipulated to create the form, and then the artisan adds the beads to complete the work.
Many artists in the village grew up learning this technique from grandparents. Today it provides many mothers a way of generating income and they are able to pass on this tradition to future generations.
This item measures approximately 8” (beak to tail) x 5.5”high (from top of head to feet) x 2.5” wide. Because this is original folk art, accent colors on each piece may have slight variations from the item pictured.