Hand made wooden bird. Loon decoy. Entirely hand crafted from delicate carving to detailed painting,(count the dots!) and finishing with wax polish. Fairly traded using sustainable softwood and non toxic paints. Designed in Canada by Aviologie.
We have other Loons in our range (photos 3-6)
Anna & David create unique birds derived from a meeting between indigenous folk art and western aesthetics. From home on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the sea, mountains and and abundance of birds, they have much to inspire them and offer designs that bring simple yet refined examples of natures greatest inspiration.
They have been working closely with the same three families of carvers for over 12 years, drawing on the villages centuries old techniques to realize beautiful products.
Using Albesia and Coffee wood, these fast growing timbers come from sustainable farming practices for continued harvest and regrowth.Please Note: Our designs aim to capture the essence of the bird and are not about technical exactitude. This means random and light sanding are part of the look. This is called "distressing" in the business and it varies across our range. Our photos represent the birds very accurately but be aware these are individually made by hand and not cast resin replicas. It is this style of painting and finish which makes our pieces unique and so loved.Please Note: sizes given are a guide. Each piece is hand carved and bases selected from branches. This means there can be a little variance. If a certain dimension is essential please let us know at time of ordering so we can make sure we select the right piece for you.