Proudly revealed as the 2013 FinnFest Bird, The Northern Parula was designed by esteemed artist Oiva Toikka and crafted by iitala's master glass blowers exclusively for the annual event.
A forest-dwelling warbler, this songbird was sited at the setting of this year's FinnFest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and honored thusly. With beautiful blue hues extending from the tail and a golden yellow breast blending flawlessly into pearly white wings, this design truly captures the natural allure of its feathered fellow. A straight beak and rounded head pays ode to the bird's proper posture yet merry manner. With only 250 produced, each bird will be hand-etched with a "FinnFest 2013 O. Toikka Nuutajärvi" signature to confirm the authenticity of this highly sought after work and remind you of its special source.
A thoughtful gift or lovely addition to your own collection, the breathtaking beauty of Toikka’s Northern Parula FinnFest 2013 Bird won't go unnoticed.
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