Brushart ornaments are made in the Philippines from the fiber of the Buri sugar palm tree. The buri is the tallest palm in the Philippines, and grows throughout the archipelago. The fiber is extracted from the older fronds, and harvested in this way the palm will live 50 or 60 years. The fiber is twisted onto a wire, with the resulting round brush being hand cut into the final shape. Many other hands work on dying, shaping and gluing parts to create our whimsical little animal holiday accents. The eyes, ears, nose, feet, etc. are made from seeds, pods and carved wooden pieces. No trees or plants are destroyed in the production process. Brushart hanging ornaments are eco-friendly!