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Unique Leather and Mohena Wood Magazine Rack, "Songbirds"

Songbirds twitter softly on leafy branches in an idyllic Andean portrait.... more

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Songbirds twitter softly on leafy branches in an idyllic Andean portrait. Embossed on burnished leather, the cheery motifs grace a handmade magazine rack. Oscar Pastor crafts the piece from wood with two handy compartments to organize reading material. A handle of turned mohena wood carries it from room to room.

  • 0.99 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 25 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 9.75" W x 6" D

  • Leather, mohena wood handle, MDF
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Oscar suffered from depression and worry about not being able to support his family. He would walk the streets, going door to door to try to sell his products. His income has increased more than three times since joining Novica and he is now able to rely on the sales of his products to pay for household essentials and to support his daughters' educations.

Since the introduction of handcrafted leather by the Spaniards during the colonial period, Peruvian culture has added its own twist with cultural designs and local materials. Oscar uses the traditions of handcrafted leather in his work, keeping the technique alive for future generations to enjoy.

Oscar Pastor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2400. Proceeds were used to purchase of leather and hardwoods such as mohena, cedar, and tornillo, as well as in paints, sealers, and lacquer.

Oscar's sales help provide and support his two daughters' education, giving them access to opportunities they didn't have before.

Oscar treasures his two daughters, Cheli and Maria Jose, and he does everything he can to provide a better life for them.

Oscar uses his steady income from NOVICA to pay for daily essentials and support the education of his girls.

Oscar provides jobs to young people entering the workforce and helps them explore their own unique talents.

Product Reviews By Customers
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"Beautiful craftsmanship"

It is really difficult to rate this product a 4, because it is quite amazing, although I still can't figure out how it has any leather in the design, it appears & feels all wood (excuse my ignorance if there is something I'm not understanding); but, it is a very, very small piece, thus I caution you to pay close attention to the dimensions versus the language that it is a magazine rack...larger magazines (think wine spectator) will not fit.

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"beautiful but small"

The design was beautiful, but it's not for magazine it's more like to put mail. Disappointed.

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10 Testimonials for Oscar Pastor


Worcester, England

The Mahogany and Tooled Leather ""Songbirds"" magazine rack is sturdily made and is both beautiful and practical.


Southern California, USA


Oakville, Ontario, CANADA

I recently purchased the ""Exotic Birds' jewllery box. I was so happy with this large size jewellery box. The detail of the design was so beautiful. It was unique and very reasonably priced. I hope you will be making many more wonderful treasures. Best wishes.