Braided birds are created by the Holmsted family, who for three generations have drawn, cut and braided hundreds of different kinds of birds from their workshop on Bornholm. The braided birds are a new interpretation of the traditional Christmas hearts that HC Andersen introduced in Denmark, and they can be braided all year round - you're welcome! With this DIY kit you get everything you need to braid your own swan. The only thing you need to find is a glue stick.
Architect Henning Holmsted, was an equilibrist with scissors in hand and in 1960 the craft was combined with an interest in birds - and the first braided bird saw the light of day.
Lars Holmsted then took over his father's sharp scissors and several birds flew from the nest. Today, Henning's grandchildren are also involved in the braiding and this is how the tradition flies.
With the Do-it-yourself birds, the Holmsted family wants to create pleasant moments of calm and contemplation for the whole family, while at the same time it can inspire people to get out and experience the birds in their natural element.
The packaging for the braided birds is made of recycled paper and the braiding instructions are on the inside of the packaging. When/if the bird has to be packed up, the packaging is a "nice nest" for the bird.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) known from the whooper and whooper swan by its orange bill and its large black knob above the bill. The mute swan lives in lakes and along the coasts, where it feeds on seaweed and water plants, which it reaches with its long neck. When the mute swan comes flying, a very characteristic hiss is heard from the wings.
The bird is handmade from paper and will therefore vary in color and finish.
Paper handle included for hanging.
Dimensions: 11 x 10.5 cm
Material: Glossy paper
Design: Braided birds