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Chilly Penguin Ornament

Handcrafted from painted bread dough, this penguin ornament is an example of classic Ecuadorian folk art adapted for modern markets. Originating from religious traditions, bread dough figurines are a unique craft technique born in the community of Calderon, Ecuador.

HANDCRAFTED IN ECUADOR

  • Bread dough penguin ornament
  • 2H inches plus 3-inch gold string loop for hanging
  • Handmade in Ecuador

SKU: 8407450

THE MAKERS

MCCH (Maquita Chuchunchic Comercializando Como Hermanos), meaning "Let us join hands and do business as brothers" in Quechua and Spanish languages, is an Ecuadorian cooperative marketing NGO. MCCH works with craft groups scattered around the country, helping them with production, design and marketing. For many artisans, craft income supplements meager agricultural earnings. In addition to handicraft sales, MCCH works with farm collectives exporting fair trade cocoa, with ecotourism and with women’s cooperatives. MCCH was begun in 1985 by a group of church communities in response to rising poverty and inflation in Ecuador. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from MCCH since 1995.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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