Fair Trade Papier Mache Rainbow Whale
It's a rainbow of fun!
This lightweight but durable whale is made of papier mache, then decorated with fabulous rainbow colors to light up your wall with color.
This whale is imported from Haiti by a Fair Trade Federation member organization, ensuring that the artists who make this work are fairly paid, work in safe and healthy work environments, use recycled and sustainable materials whenever possible, with no prison, slave or child labor involved, and put substantial funds back into the local community towards education, women's empowerment and healthcare.
Arcadia has sold this group's work for many years; in 2010, the disastrous earthquake that hit Haiti destroyed their workshop completely and they seemed to just vanish. Amazingly, this January I encountered them again and am thrilled to offer their work once more.
Whale measures approximately 32" from tip of the nose to end of the tail, 21" from end of one fin to the other, comes off the wall approximately 6", and weighs 20 ounces. Has 2 holes 2.5" apart just below the fins for attaching to the wall in a variety of poses - just put one or two nails in the wall, hang it and enjoy!
Handmade in Haiti.