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wooden ducks from bamboo root, couple

Regular price £37.99


Wooden duck couple

Large 42-46cm

Ducklet 38-41cm

This item is also available with either a clear natural stain or a golden brown stain
Both provide a UV and a water repellant barrier
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Feet and heads which are made from scrap local wood from the domestic furniture industry are also painted with a wood preserver, improving the appearance and protection still further.



This item is made from the root of the bamboo grass, which can be harvested after only 3 years, making it a perfect material for maintaining the eco balance.



In developing countries, necessity dictates that as much of a resource is used, with as little waste as possible. By finding a use for the bamboo root, no part of the tree is now wasted.



Bamboo remains an essential material for rural communities for construction of homes and numerous other uses.



When the root is first cut it retains small roots giving it a hairy appearance. These first have to be removed before the body can be sanded, a labour intensive process which allows additional work opportunities for often poor rural communities.



A small industry has now developed among a collection of villages in one part of Indonesia, supplying this product around the world.



Having lived in this area at the beginning of this process, I have access to the best producers of this item developed over a number of years.



Each Duck will be individual as they are made by hand so no two will be the same.

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