A shop favorite! These Marianitas Earrings are handcrafted from a renewable palm tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador, and hand-dyed with high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes imported from Italy.
GOOD TO KNOW:
x 2.5" long & very lightweight
x made from Tagua with an open center
x ear wires are lead free, nickel free & hypoallergenic
x organic vegetable dyes
x made in Ecuador through direct, equitable trade
x women-owned business
x due to the nature & size of the tagua nuts, sizes are approx., not exact
Also referred to as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, the Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods a year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. These nuts are then harvested, dried, and crafted into a wide range of products. Tagua has the same appearance, density, and feel of animal ivory without doing any harm to any animals or the rainforests where it is gathered.