This medium smudge fan is made from a magpie wing, is set in cow hide 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.
Magpies are a very wild edgy kind of bird. They seem fearless when we watch them out in nature interact with other birds. No other bird comes close to their confident and pushy nature. When we watch the magpie behave in nature one of it’s most striking characteristics is it’s fearlessness. It has a real brashness and a confidence around other species of bird which is second to none. The energy of Magpie reminds us that we have this boldness deep within us too.
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.
This is a special note for European buyers. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added to the cost of this product. This charge is in addition to what you pay here in our shop. You will be asked to pay this via the courier once we have dispatched your parcel. The amount will vary from country to country, so please check before purchasing so you understand what the additional customs charge will be. You can check what percentage VAT is charged by your country via this link or this link. It will be a minimum of 15%, and in some countries, it is 25%.
Small: under 20cm width
Medium: around 20-40cm width
Large: around 45-65cm width
XL: Over 70cm width