Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chilean Good Luck Pig

Especially in this economy, people could use a little good luck, don't you think? Here's a fun and unique way to try and send a little luck someone's way: a Chilean 3-legged good luck pig. I first saw these this past weekend in a Ten Thousand Villages shop in Austin, Texas, but now I see they're also available on the Ten Thousand Villages website. If you're not familiar with this organization, I wrote about them here, waaaaayyyy back in November 2008. It's a fair trade organization that supports and promotes the work of artisans from all over the world, helping to ensure they get a fair price for their work.

In any case, these little pigs are quite adorable. Because they're handmade, there is some variation, but they measure approximately 2 inches square by 1.5 inches tall. In case you're wondering why they're three-legged, well, apparently that's the part that's supposed to be lucky! You certainly can't beat these as stocking stuffers in terms of uniqueness, and in buying something that supports artisans around the world.

What: Chilean Good Luck Pig
Where: Ten Thousand Villages
How much (as of today's post): $4.95 (plus shipping)

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