The Green Legged Sewandsew Bird


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International shipping is available. See Delivery below.

Here, in this glass dome, is one of the last remaining Sewandsew birds, Passeriformes consuo. Famed for her ability with a needle and thread, this tiny bird labours night and day mending the leaves of the native cherry tree, Prunus serrulata.

Using tiny stitches and textile fragments the bird neatly patches the damage caused by caterpillars feasting on the leaves until, in the autumn, she can finally rest. She will overwinter in the warmer climes of Southwest India in a nest fashioned from discarded silk saris.

This one-off sculpture is made from a glass dome with base, repurposed damaged books, textile, wire and found materials. It measures 160mm diameter x 290mm high.


  • UK p&p is included, no additional charges at checkout.
  • Estimated UK delivery 3-5 working days.
  • International shipping is available for this item.
  • A shipping charge of £3.54 - £19.48 will be added at checkout depending on location.
  • Estimated international delivery 2-3 weeks.

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