Forest Tagua Necklace

Forest Tagua Necklace

34.00

Be a green warrior princess with this necklace around your neck. Dyed, polished tagua nuts are clustered like lush leaves along an adjustable necklace. Also known as “vegetable ivory” tagua is produced by a palm-like tree in South America. Tagua nut’s grain is close and very hard, resembling the finest ivory. The nuts fall to the ground when mature, thus harvesting does not damage the trees. Cultural tradition and forest preservation combine in the use of this renewable resource.

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Made in: Ecuador

Materials: Tagua nut, braided nylon cord

Size: 24in (61cm) total length. Adjustable

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Camari is an income generating program that works to enable small farmers, or “campesinos,” to remain in their home communities instead of leaving to find scarce work in the cities. Camari works to confront the problem of marketing agricultural and handicraft products on behalf of several hundred peasant groups. Camari unites people, works to ensure they receive stable, fair income and enables them to carry on family traditions of working the land, as well as preserving indigenous culture through the creation of traditional crafts.