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Turtle 4cm

Turtle 4cm

 
4.75


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Owl on base 4cm

Owl on base 4cm

 
3.50


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Woodpecker 13cm with chick

Woodpecker 13cm with chick

 
13.50


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Nativity manger with shooting star 12cm tall.

Nativity manger with shooting star 12cm tall.

 
10.75


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Siwok Crafts is proud to be a member of the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers

 
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Welcome to SIWOK Crafts

Siwok Crafts is a Fair Trade Supplier.

Sales of Siwok Crafts help the Wichi people survive in their native land and earn a living wage in their harsh environment. This helps them maintain self respect, retain their culture and restores their dignity.

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SIWOK is the Wichi Indian name for the red-crested woodpecker, typical of the Chaco forest in Northern Argentina and prominent in the native mythology. It is the symbol of their fine craftsmanship.

Video of the visit of a team from Down and Dromore, Northern Ireland to Northern Argentina in November 2014.

Northern Argentina 2014 from inch films on Vimeo.


Siwok Crafts being traded
Woodpecker Craftsman

For centuries the Wichi Indians have lived in the scrub forest of Northern Argentina as hunter/gatherers. Now this way of life is threatened by the relentless advance of civilisation. The forest is being chopped down and many Indians thrown off their land, or they have difficulty pursuing traditional methods of finding food. There are few jobs.

Craft production is a means of survival as it develops their skills and enables them to work in their own homes. All items are hand-crafted in four scented local hard woods, beautifully finished and polished.


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Best Selling Items

Christmas tree decorations, assorted

Christmas tree decorations, assorted

 
3.50


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Cross holding chunky (11cm long)

Cross holding chunky (11cm long)

 
11.00


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Keyring in Designs as Pictured

Keyring in Designs as Pictured

 
2.75


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Cross holding fine (10cm long)

Cross holding fine (10cm long)

 
12.00


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Duck flat 6cm

Duck flat  6cm

 
4.00


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Christmas tree decorations, Angels

Christmas tree decorations, Angels

 
3.75


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N.B. Each item is unique as craft is handmade and there is a variation between each item. Also dimensions are approximate.

The woods and material used are:

Green
Palo Santo (holy wood)
Red
Quebracho (axe breaker)
Black
Guayacan
Yellow
Mora
(All are scented hard woods)
White
Cow bone