• Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

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This ship won't fit in a bottle, but makes a splendid adornment to any tree!

The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton in 1869 and took her name from the fleet-footed witch in Robert Burns' poem Tam O'Shanter. She originally sailed as a tea clipper between London and Shanghai. Her first captain, George Moodie, called her "the fastest ship of her day, a grand ship, a ship that will last forever." You can still visit her today at Greenwich in London, permanently retired from her maritime adventures. 

These beautiful tree decorations are handmade in Thailand and India according to Fair Trade principles. Many of them feature the traditional Indian technique of zardozi embroidery. The manufacturer, St. Nicolas, is a member of the British Association of Fair Trade Suppliers.

Materials: Velvet, gold cord, kapok stuffing, felt
Dimensions: approximately 16.5cm tall and 18.5cm wide.