Deep pink and orange Guajabita bracelet in tagua by Artisan Life

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This bracelet is handmade in Columbia from tagua. The colour is a collection of deep pinks and oranges and the bracelet is made from many irregularly shaped pieces of tagua strung with stretching nylon cord. Tagua is a nut grown in South America which is carved into varying shapes to make this lovely jewellery. 

The bracelet is 1.5cm wide and measures 5.5cm across the inside diameter. 

Tagua is also called 'vegetable ivory' and is a totally natural product, derived from tagua nuts which are native to Columbia and other areas of South America. Harvesting the nuts and using them to make jewellery is a way to earn a living from the natural environment for local people in Columbia. After harvesting, the nuts are dyed and dried, for several years, before being cut, sliced, or made into beads, which are all gently polished. The result is a silky smooth finish which feels very similar to ivory. 

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