Whirly mobiles dance in the wind, their eccentric feather pinwheels radiating handcrafted charm. Quirky and kinetic, the carved whirly elephants, whirly birds and the irresistible whirly pigs are a joy to behold.
Meet the Artists
The whirly mobile animals are carved by rice farmers. After long days in the fields and paddies, the members of the village gather with their families for a meal, a rest, and an evening of animal carving. Using primitive tools and techniques, hundreds of identical wood animals are produced. The proceeds from their work provides supplemental income and a way to make a living wage between harvests.