The Small World Foundation actively stimulates the sale of amazing handmade jewellery from the Amazon, because this is frecuently the only source of income for local communities in the region. The profit from these jewellery is directly channeled back to support the initiatives of the Tikuna indigenous community San Martin de Amacayacu in the Colombian Amazon.
The seeds used for the manufactory of the jewellery are usually the part of the (palm)fruit that is not being used for anything after the edible part has been consumed. The fibers are made from the leaves of the chambira palm, which is sown and cared for by the local women on their agricultural fields.
Because the jewellery are all handmade, each one is unique and only a few examples are being shown on the photographs below. The colors range from orange to blue, and can be anything in between. Natural colors are also available, of course. Prices of necklaces are usually between 15 and 25 euros, and those for bracelets and earrings between 5 and 10 euros.