This clay water whistle from Nicaragua is 3 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter, featuring various natural and fauna designs. Just fill with water and play-- air bubbles change the shape of the chamber inside and produce several different sounds.
Meet the Artisans
Working with the fair trade organization Esperanza en Accion, men and women artisans in Nicaragua produce traditional pottery pieces that are world renowned. Artisans in San Juan de Oriente make the pottery using a manual kick wheel and finish the pieces using natural mineral oxides for the earthen colors. The fantastic flora and fauna of Nicaragua are the basis for stunning vase designs and novel wind instruments. The pottery is fired using a low-temperature technique so the vases are decorative as they do not hold water.