This large smudge fan is made from a Mallard Duck wing, is set in cowhide handle and finished with a line of rabbit fur. The rabbit fur is from wild English rabbits which are managed as part of a wildlife conservation program.
Ducks are masters of their environment, and all three of the realms, as they are really comfortable in the water, in the air, and on the land. Duck brings with it the energies of adaptability, resourcefulness, and agility. Despite having short and stubby wings they are one of the fastest fliers of all the birds, and the male’s feathers can be particularly flamboyant in a multitude of colours. The females are particularly resourceful, and indeed devious with the way they choose a mate. Although they can’t stop the males avenging them, they can choose which male they want to fertilize their young.
All of our smudge fans come with a “7-day trial period”, to allow you time to hold it in your hands, ensuring that you are right for each other. If you decide that you aren’t, you have time to return your smudge fan and choose another from our collection.
The making of our fans
We only ever source our feathers and wings ethically, from birds which have died in their natural environment, and never from birds which have been shot.
Our feathers and wings come from birds which have been killed by cars and are lying on the side of the road as we drive past, or from loose feathers and parts of wings we find when we are out and about walking the moors, woodlands or coastline.
The leather we use is from red deer in Scotland or cowhide, and the rabbit fur is from rabbits which are culled as part of a wildlife management project in England.