Salt Fish Christmas Ornaments

Alexis Templeton


These wee salt fish have been a popular for the past twenty odd years!  Measuring approximately 10 centimetres long and 5 wide, they have jute sting tied to the tails for hanging.

This listing is for one salt fish ornament similar to those pictured.

For more than 400 years after Europeans arrived in Newfoundland, salted cod, or “salt fish” was the bedrock of the island’s economy. “Making fish” involved splitting, washing, and salting the cod, then lying it in the sun to dry. Over time, technology changed the commercial process, but traditional salt fish is still made around the province today.