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Shipibo Amazon Jungle Rainforest Seed Bracelet

Shipibo Amazon Jungle Rainforest Seed Bracelet

$12.00

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Shipibo Amazon Jungle Rainforest Seed Bracelet

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Our authentic, intricate, and traditional seed bead bracelet is skillfully hand-made by the Shipibo Conibo living in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. This bracelet incorporates the huayruro seed, an orange seed. The male seeds are orange with black marks and the female seeds solid orange. The Shipibo carefully and sustainably harvest the seeds from native Amazon plants and skillfully string them into necklaces and bracelets in the Shipibo tradition. Loop and bead closure. Artistically created for you from the Peruvian Amazon.

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The Shipibo use a variety of seeds from native plants in their jewelry making.  These include some of the following plants: Huayruro macho (Ormosia amazonica, red/black) and Huayruro hembra (Ormosia macrocalyx, red) - both traditionally used to promote good health and bring good luck; Rosario (Coix lacryma jobi), resembling rosary beads; Pashaquilla (Leucaena leucocephala), brown, flat, teardrop-shape; Ojo de Vaca (Mucuna rostrata), large, brown, and round, like the eye of a cow; Choloque (Sapindus sapanaria), round and black; Achira (Canna sp.), small, brown, and flat; and Shacapa (Pariana sp), light brown and triangular. Also occasionally used are pirhana jaws and teeth of alligators known as lezardos; used to bring strength.