Set of 2 Handcrafted Glass 'Radiant Quetzal' Beaded Ornaments (Guatemala)

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ITEM#: 20343568

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Using colorful glass beads, the Seed Bead Artisans of Santiago craft this pair of quetzal ornaments that hang on polyester thread and are filled with recycled plastic bags to give them shape. The quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala.

Product Features:
  • Worldstock Country: Guatemala
  • Colors: Green, red, white
  • Materials: Glass beads, polyester thread, recycled plastic bags
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Dimensions (each): 5.5 inches high x 0.8 inches wide x 2 inches deep

Story Behind the Art:
'My name is Diana and I coordinate a small group of Guatemalan artisans who call themselves the Seed Bead Artisans of Santiago. In 1996, a home for the elderly opened here. Many older people were left without close family because of war, natural disasters or illnesses. In our senior citizen center, social belonging and nutrition are basic human rights. Because of this, the home opens up three days a week to older people in nearby communities. So far, we've been able to help 60 elders a day. Since its inception, this center was created with the vision of being sustainable. To achieve this, women formed a group to create beautiful items with colorful glass beads. It's a beautiful project because it allows the women to train in something they enjoy, earn money and help support their families.'

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Glass, Plastic, Polyester
Accent Type Handmade Ornaments
Season or Holiday All Seasons
Color Green
Country of Origin Guatemala
Product Features Handmade
Set Includes 2 Piece
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions Each (2): 5.5 inches high x 0.8 inches wide x 2 inches deep
Model Number 279256
Country of Origin Guatemala

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  • small but cute
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    these are pretty small but very detailed and cute

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    debclarktodd May 12, 2017
  • Excellent Quality and Beautiful!!!
    Verified Purchase

    These are more beautifully crafted than what I expected. I ordered one set, and then promptly ordered more as soon as they arrived!!

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    Nicole S. Apr 20, 2017
  • Delightful Artisan pieces!
    Verified Purchase

    Beautiful in photographs, but holding them is amazing! I purchased these for Christmas ornaments, but will display them now all year. I purchased several sets of different birds and am 120% delighted with the quality and size of all.

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    fromnh Jan 22, 2017

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