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Blaze Tagua Necklace

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Tagua was once a primary source of button material before plastic came along. Now Sapia, which works to develop the artisan-based handicraft sector in Colombia, is finding new ways to use the nut, like here in this three-strand necklace. Also known as “vegetable ivory,” tagua is produced by a palm-like tree. Cultural tradition and forest preservation combine in the use of this renewable resource.

 

Material: tagua beads

Dimensions: 43 cm

Colour(s): red, rust, orange

SKU: 6301001

Sapia was originally conceived in 1995 by Ana Piedrahita, an entrepreneur in Colombia's capital city of Bogota who saw the potential for producing a unique and intriguing items from orange peel. They employ 32 artisans directly, with another 50-plus ar...

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