Handwoven Multi-Colored Bowl with Alpaca Trimming and Tagua Seed
Handwoven colorful bowls with alpaca trimming and Tagua Seed (Vegetable Ivory).
Multifunctional; use it to serve nuts or dried fruit, decorate your entryway and use it to catch keys or place it on your dresser to hold your jewelry.
It's the perfect housewarming gift.
Woven out of plant fibers these bowls are typical to the Guacamaya (Macaws) community in Boyaca, Colombia - a name that fits their colorful designs. The women of this community have been passing on this form of basketry thru generations. Tagua Seed, also known as vegetable ivory, is a seed from a palm tree that grows in tropical regions of South America. The nuts are gathered and dried naturally for a period of up to 2 years, after which they become extremely hard (like ivory). The tagua seed is cut into different shapes and dyed in a variety of natural colors.