The Turtle Shaker family has arrived! Mama is larger - a more serious shaker. And they are all musical, like the Partridge Family...but they are the Turtles! Sold individually. The carved shells are big nuts (like a coconut) from the Wingo tree. Mama 4.5" x 2.5".
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.
On a side street in Iquitos, a young boy shoots marbles with remarkable skill!
Other members of the Wingo Turtle family:
Papa 6.5"x 4"
Baby 3" x 2"
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