I loved playing the Zelda game Ocarina of Time. The more I played it, the more I wanted an ocarina for my very own. I ended up buying some cheap plastic one and not using it much.
Now that I’m a bit older, I’ve come to treasure the concept of fair trade. I also love things which connect me to happy memories. These beautifully hand-painted ocarinas are perfect in both regards. Plus, you can of course play them!
They come in a variety of bright colors – red, blue, yellow, teal. The designs are gorgeous. They are generally abstract with triangles, diamonds and lines. To me they look like Ukrainian Easter eggs, which adds to their appeal since I am half Ukrainian and always had those around the house.
I’m not sure I would buy these for a tiny child to simply toss around in the toybox. They’re too pretty for that. Get the young toddlers the plastic variety and get one of these for yourself. You can display it on a shelf, enjoying its beauty, and then take it down occasionally to toot along with a song.