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Handmade Recycled Metal Fish Umbrella Base

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Handmade Recycled Metal Fish Umbrella Base

Handmade Recycled Metal Fish Umbrella Base

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Crafted by Balinese artisans with a hammered, burnt copper-over-silver finish, our Handmade Metal Fish Umbrella Base shows great sculptural detail including variation in coloration, three-dimensional fins, and textured scales and eyes.

And, of course, our whimsical fish makes a perfect poolside accent. It's handmade from recycled metal in Bali by local artisans, so each one is totally unique! Fill our Fish Umbrella Base with sand for added weight and maximum stability.

• Handmade recycled metal fish umbrella base and stand
• Great sculptural detail and unique design
• Color variations, 3D fins and textured scales and eyes
• Handmade in Bali by local artisans
• Fill with sand for maximum stability

27-1/4"L x 12-3/4"W x 11-1/2"H; Umbrella Hole 1-5/8"D; 4 lbs.
4.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)

By Dan
Comments about Product:
The looks are great. How ever function is not was very difficult to put sand in small whole especially since sand I had was damp. Also I wasnt able to fill it completely. A wind storm tipped over our table and broke our band new umbrella that we just paid $100... ouch!!

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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