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Shipibo Amazon Seed Bead Earrings

SKU: j11-059

Product Dimensions: 3.25 in. Long

Availability: In stock

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Sustainably harvested from native Amazon plants, these seed earrings are skillfully made in the Shipibo tradition. Artistically created in the Peruvian Amazon.
Detailed Information:
  • Eco Friendly
  • Fair Trade
  • Hand Made
  • Supports Indigenous Cultures


Seeds used by the Shipibo to make jewelry include those of the following plants: Huayruro macho (Ormosia amazonica), red and black; and Huayruro hembra (Ormosia macrocalyx), red: both traditionally used to promote good health and bring good luck. Rosario (Coix lacryma jobi ); Pashaquilla (Leucaena leucocephala) brown, flat, teardrop-shape; Ojo de Vaca (Mucuna rostrata ), large, brown, round; Choloque (Sapindus sapanaria ), round, black; Achira (Canna sp.), small, brown, flat; and Shacapa (Pariana sp.,) light brown, triangular. Also occasionally used are pirhana jaws and the teeth of alligators known as lezardo; used to bring strength.


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