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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.

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This unique fair-trade Amazon Mandolin or Banjo Strap was hand-made by a native artisan from the Ampiyacu region of the Peruvian Amazon. This strap is sturdy, comfortable and flexible. It is woven from one-inch wide chambira palm fiber attached to a quality brass-plated buckle so its length can be adjusted from 39 to 46 inches to fit the musician’s style and height. Both ends are tightly sewn to a black leather tab that could be adapted to attach it to a mandolin or banjo. This is a perfect strap for musicians who want to show their appreciation and support for native culture and the environment. This pattern was designed by Bora artisans to represent the “cascabel” or tropical rattlesnake that lives in forests throughout the Amazon region. Each strap comes with a tag listing the artisan’s name and community and the plants they used to make it.

Model: GSM05A

Made by Brillo Nuevo artisans in the Peruvian Amazon

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