Birdhouses

Birdhouse 3

MODEL: F198
PIECES: 11
WEIGHT: 426 g
SIZE: 150/135/150 mm

The European clay birdhouse originated from Belgium and Holland and goes back to the 15th or 16th century. Its original use was not to protect the animal but as a trap for eggs and chicks as food. In the beginning, wood, basket, or pottery was commonly used but since organic materials do not last, the clay style eventually prevailed. Depending on the era, the clay birdhouse was used as ornaments or talismans in addition to protecting wild birds.