Amazon Ecology works with hundreds of native and campesino artisans from the Peruvian Amazon to produce and sell innovative fair trade handicrafts. Your purchase helps to create sustainable income for artisan families, promote forest conservation, and supports local development in their communities. This product is an example of what we have carried in the past. Click on the Visit Shop button to see our current inventory.
These stylish boho-style earrings convey the casual and exotic sense of the Amazon. The intricate geometric patterns are woven from caña flecha – the cane that is named for the long stiff plant whose stems are made into arrows by traditional Amazon hunters. The inner core is made from a strong and flexible resin. This model features a spiral design with unique black and white patterns. Stone accent choices include synthetic turquoise, or huayruru seeds, which are naturally occurring two-tone seeds from this distinctive group of tropical trees in the bean family and are mostly orange with a distinctive black patch. Throughout the Amazon they are considered to bring the bearer good luck, but it is important to remember that they are not edible. Different closely related huayruru species (Ormosia spp.) have small, medium or large size seeds.
These earrings are made by an expert artisan from Iquitos who has worked with the Center for Amazon Community Ecology for ten years. The French hooks are made with non-allergenic material.
Please remember that these handmade crafts may vary from the photos shown.
Made by Jaguar Association in the Peruvian Amazon
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