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  • Piano Tagua Necklace
  • Piano Tagua Necklace

Tagua Piano Necklace

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Product Description

Tickle the ivories--vegetable ivory that is--with this exceptional tagua necklace.  Handmade by fair trade artisans from tagua, or"vegetable ivory", the seed of Colombian rainforest palm trees.  The seeds are a sustainable and eco-friendly material that helps to preserve the South American rainforests.  Its multi-colored hues make this a versatile accessory for any outfit.

Cord is adjustable from choker length to about 10" from the neck.  The tagua pieces are 1 3/8" long.

 

Artist's Story:

The men and women employed by Encanto, the company behind this line of jewelry, enjoy their work not only because they are paid a fair wage, but because of the respect shown for their work and their opinions.

The Tagua industry in Colombia has developed into a source of fair trade revenue in both urban craftsmen's studios and the rural communities where the seed is planted and harvested.

Tagua jewelry craftspeople earn up to 5 times more than they would if they worked on plantations or cattle ranches, both of which require clear-cutting the rainforests. The eco-friendly tagua nut thus provides a respectable and sustainable income for the workers.