Blue green Peca bracelet in tagua by Artisan Life
This smart elegant bracelet is handmade in Columbia from tagua. The colour is a collection of blues and turquoises, truly ocean hues. The bracelet is made with irregularly shaped lengths of tagua double strung with stretching nylon cord and feels very comfortable with the softness of the natural tagua resting on the skin. Tagua is a nut grown in South America which is carved into varying shapes to make this lovely jewellery.
The bracelet is 5.5cm wide.
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.