What is a Tagua?
We might have heard that some art pieces are made out of Tagua.
Tagua is a vegetable ivory that grows in the rain forest of South american countries such as Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Panamá and surroundings . The name comes from the resemblance of its color and shape of the animal ivory; it is white inside and turns out shiny and clear when it is polished. The tree looks like a palm but it is not a palm and when it has grown, the seeds fall naturally, and they are ready to pick them up and use them as art creations . Tagua has been used as food and as art material for centuries.
Here we have some necklaces made out of tagua where all the procedures are made naturally and environmentally sustainable. They are made by our Kichwa women friends from Cotacachi la Calera-Ecuador,
Photo credit:Sumak Muyu -Calera
The colors extracted from each petal of the flowers and leaves from diversified plants depicts the texture and shapes of these beads . Then , creative hands of our family and members of our community transform these colorful beads into a beautiful earrings to match your outfit of the day. Proudly made by us, Creaciones Vicky , Gonzalez Suarez-Otavalo- Ecuador Check our website for more new items.
We made your jewelry with love and spirit. so you can enjoy the soothing gift of life for you ,because you deserve it . My name is Flora from Sumam Muyu, Calera-Ecuador
Embroidering our life with colorful threads and love. Colors, patterns, symbols, messages, identity, history, wisdom, ancestros, hard work are embebed in the designs of our community outfit- family. We define family as a whole being in the universe. Our culture, our land, , and weaving represent the language that we speaks.
My name is Imelda from creaciones Vicky-Otavalo Ecuador