Hummingbirds live only in the western hemisphere and are prominent in many Native American legends. These tiny birds often act as intercessors between nature and the spirit world. Since their bright feathers are dazzling in the daylight, they are associated with the sun.
Each figural glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.