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.
Bread dough penguin ornament
2H inches plus 3-inch gold string loop for hanging
Fair Trade and Handmade in Ecuador
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 that works with craft groups scattered around the country, helping them with production, design and marketing.