Mama Turtle Wingo Shaker - R0025
Made in Peru
The Turtle Shaker family has arrived! Mama medium R0025 (5.5"x2.5") and Baby mini R0023 (3.5"x1.5") and sometimes Papa too (larger!) All musical, like the Partridge Family, but they are The Turtles! Made from the nut of the Wingo tree, each is hand-carved in a Shibipo-Coniba indigenous peoples inspired design. Beans are added for a sweet shake-shaker-shake.
Alex and his mother outside their family retail stand. It's not typical (in my experience) for artisans to have means for a retail store, however modest. All the carving of wingo nuts happen in a workshop out back - dotted with lucious wingo trees.