Handmade Hand Felted Wool Cardinal Tree Topper
Northern cardinals don't migrate south. They stick around for the winter, adding a pop of scarlet red to the pale landscape, singing, "Cheer cheer cheer "
Place this wonderful cardinal on top of your tree and enjoy a colorful holiday. The handcrafted bird is also lovely when nestled into the branches of the tree, or sitting on your tabletop. Hand felted and hand appliqued of 100% wool.
Measures approximately 9" tall x 12" wide
Arcadia Home felt designs are hand-felted and lovingly created from 100% sustainable wool. The facility where these pieces are produced is an award-winning model of sustainability, which runs on solar electricity, collects rainwater, and recycles water on-site. By collaborating with this artisan group, Arcadia Home is helping to preserve the tradition of felt making in the area, promote eco-friendly business, and provide fair and safe employment for hundreds of artisan felt-makers, sheepherders, and seamstresses.
Hand felted wool is naturally hypoallergenic, waterproof, flame-resistant, and anti-microbial. What a perfect textile for home decor and holiday decorations!
Arcadia Home felt designs are made of “hand-felted wool,” which means that the wool is processed into felt by hand, rather than machine-processed or boiled. Hand-felted wool is thick and heavy-weight, making it durable and long-lasting, with a homespun texture and visible wool fibers. This is a very special quality of hand-felted wool, as it betrays the handicraft involved, as well as the fact that this amazing textile is made from a wonderful natural source – sheep’s wool. Hand felting is the most traditional method of processing wool into felt, and the technique is eco-friendly.
Designed in Brooklyn, New York
Handcrafted by artisans in India and Peru
* Woman Owned Business
* Fair Trade
Arcadia Home is committed to preserving our beautiful planet, and to celebrating the finely-honed craftsmanship of our artisans and empowering them with opportunity to flourish. It is the hand of these traditional makers that ensures each Arcadia Home piece is uniquely special, and made to last a lifetime. To these ends, we are proud to be members of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Through our memberships, we join our efforts with those of other dedicated enterprises who believe in a better way of doing business. Through our participation in Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, we are aligning Arcadia Home with the Alliance's central missions: To preserve traditional artforms and techniques; to provide steady employment for artisans around the world (with an emphasis on women); and to foster economically viable conditions for the practice of craft. In 2018, the Sustainable Furnishings Council awarded Arcadia Home the “Global Goodness Award” in recognition of our commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and corporate good citizenship.