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Elegant Indigenous Artisans Clothing


Colombian Tagua Necklace
Colombian Tagua Necklace
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

This unique faceted necklace begins in the Amazon rain forest, with tagua nuts harvested by members of the indigenous Awa tribe. Also called vegetable ivory, hardened tagua is extremely durable and can be cut with saws to form these gemlike shapes. Each is hand-dyed to achieve a palette of pastel hues, and is strung in an eclectic pattern with silver-plated links.

Colombian Leather Star Tote
Colombian Leather Star Tote
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Artisans in a woman-run leatherworking studio in Colombia create this roomy tote bag. The rich red leather is already as soft as your favorite broken-in pair of boots, and gains character with age. Embossed with a star motif inspired by celestial designs found throughout pre-Columbian art.

Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

La Compania church in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most breathtaking examples of colonial baroque architecture in the Americas, and its ornate facade was the inspiration for the fuchsia and magenta patterns on our alpaca wool cardigan. The lightweight and naturally insulating alpaca fiber makes it a perfect layer for cool weather.

Available colors: Blue, Fuchsia
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The floral motifs on our sterling silver and bronze cuff bracelet are inspired by Balinese carved woordwork. The Balinese are known for their handcarved furniture and architectural decorations featuring natural motifs, a custom that this jewelry pays tribute to. Traditionally, Balinese carvers choose auspicious days on their religious calendar to begin a new piece and often ask a priest for a blessing before starting to carve. This cuff honors the Balinese dediation to nature and spirtuality in handicraft.