Handmade Guatemalan Pine Needle Eco Bracelet
Handmade Guatemalan Pine Needle Eco Bracelet

Handmade Guatemalan Pine Needle Eco Bracelet

Exotic World Gifts

Regular price $18.00 Sale

This thoroughly unique pine needle bracelet is created by artisans in the Guatemalan Cloud Forest using Fair Trade practices.

Dried pine needles and golden thread are expertly woven and the tear drop shapes are crafted into this bracelet. The wide bracelet is designed for large wrists. Keep in mind that the color tones in your unique bracelet may vary slightly from what is pictured.

Bombay Bongo is very proud to partner with our Fair Trade Federation Member importer, and offer you this fine quality piece as part of our Exclusives Collection.

Features

  • Approximately 8 3/4" in length and designed to fit large wrists
  • A bold, wider bracelet measuring approximately 2"
  • Each tear drop shape measures approximately 2" x 1 1/4"
  • The bracelet is expertly woven incorporating natural dried pine needles and golden metallic thread
  • Natural tan brown color with golden metallic thread
  • Gold tone toggle closure
  • Ecofriendly and crafted of sustainable components
  • Ultra lightweight and comforable to wear
  • Designed and crafted by artisans in the Guatemalan Cloud Forest
  • Created in an artisan cooperative using Fair Trade practices, and imported by our Fair Trade Federation (FTF) Member partner
  • Each necklace is individually crafted by hand; no 2 pieces are exactly alike

About the Artisans

This unique piece is crafted by the Chilascó Artisan Group, made up of 19 women and 1 man. Chilascó is a tiny rural town located in the cloud forests of eastern Guatemala. The town is renowned for its natural beauty, including one of the tallest waterfalls in Central America. While the town is rich in natural resources, economic resources are much harder to come by. "In my community we all have many dreams, and selling our crafts helps us to see that our goals need not be impossible anymore," says Lydia López, one of the talented artisans. The Chilascó Artisan Group is working to turn some of their natural resources into income to help their families. Since Chilascó is located in a cloud forest, pine trees surround the town and the women of Chilascó have a long running tradition of weaving the pine needles. In order to obtain their primary materials, they gather the needles from the forest floor and buy the thread. Your purchase assists these fairly paid artisans in sustaining their families and improving their lives.