Did you know that their turtle shells are made up of over 50 spongy bones? They are all fused together, creating their own armour. So why spongy bones, you ask? To help them float!
This Turtle Luminary is handcrafted in a family workshop in the community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. Each ceramic luminary is created from local clay, turned on a kick wheel, and hand-painted. The artisan uses a sharpened bicycle spoke to carve and etch the design into the clay. Finally, it is fired in a wood-burning kiln. For use with tea light candles, fairy lights, or electric lights. Approximate size: 4" wide x 5" high. Fair Trade.