Ostrich Head in The Sand Christmas Ornament
16097 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Mouth mouth, hand painted glass ornament
This ornament does not come in a box.
Hang Tag: The saying of "hiding one's head in the sand" is associated with the ostrich, who is incorrectly believed to hide its head in a hole in the ground when it senses danger. This reminds us to focus on things are as they are and not to hope situations will improve without taking positive action.
Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's 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 available only to the Merck Family's 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.