12'' Handmade Bowl Featuring Historic Gorilla Poppy's Nose Print
Just like human fingerprints, mountain gorilla noses are distinct. While all individuals in every gorilla subspecies may have unique nose prints, they are the most distinct in mountain gorillas. In fact, mountain gorilla nose prints are one of the best ways for humans to learn and identify individuals in the field. Even Dian Fossey used this identification method and drew nose prints for the gorillas she watched.
Each bowl is handcrafted in Rwanda by local artisans through our partnership with Azizi Life. Originally only offered at our new campus in Rwanda, you can now purchase these bowls online for a limited time!
- Our hand woven bowls are crafted from natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of locally-gathered forest grasses.
- Each bowl features the nose print of one our historic gorillas.
- Available Gorilla Nose Prints: Digit, Poppy, Pasika, Macibiri, Titus, Maggie
- Dimensions: 12’’
- Care: Wipe with a dry cloth.
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Poppy was born into Dian Fossey’s Group 5 on April Fools’ Day in 1976. Dian wrote about Poppy many times in her journals, calling her the group’s “little darling … winsome and appealing. She could do no wrong.”
Poppy was a member of one of the mountain gorillas’ “royal families.” Her mother, Effie, was the legendary matriarch of a family whose members are spread across many gorilla groups in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Other relatives include the famous silverbacks Cantsbee and Isabukuru. Her sister Maggie was Sigourney Weaver’s favorite gorilla while filming “Gorillas in the Mist.”
Want to know which gorilla you are? Check out our gorilla personality quiz to find out!