Watch handmade out of Tagua Nut (square pieces), bamboo and "chirilla" seeds.
The casing is made out of bamboo. The strap is made out of hand painted Tagua nut pieces and "chirilla" seeds (Small Round Black).
The strap is adjustable and fits most wrists. Adjust the strap to desired size by twisting the cord around one Tagua nut button, located at the back of the watch.
The watch fits perfectly (without visible cord) wrists up to 6 inches (15 cm) in contour.
The watch fits wrist up to 7.08 inches (18cm) in contour (In this case the cord is visible).
Casing: Approx 1.18 inches (3cm).
Tagua nut squares: Approx 0.78inches by 0.78 inches (2cm by 2cm).
Chirilla seeds: Approx 0.19 inches (0.5cm) diameter.
Tagua button: Approx 0.70 inches (1.8cm) diameter.
Pueblito guarantees the watch for 1 year from the date of the purchase protecting it against manufacturing defects.
The watch uses a standard battery and can be replaced like any other regular watch.
THIS WATCH COMES IN A BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE KRAFT BOX ($8 DOLLAR VALUE) FREE OF CHARGE.
Since these watches are made from organic materials they ARE NOT WATER RESISTANT. The warranty does not cover damage due to improper care, accident, misuse, abuse, or negligence. The warranty does not cover broken glass. The warranty does not cover watch battery replacement.
Please note that each piece is handmade and unique. Each watch may vary and will be slightly different from what is shown in the photo.
Our items are fair-trade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
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TAGUA - also known as Vegetable Ivory is primarily the dried seedpod of a palm tree that grows in tropical rainforests. Seeds can be peeled, sliced, carved and dyed. The natural colour of tagua is ivory white and resembles the finest animal ivory in texture and colour. The process of getting tagua, unlike elephant ivory, does not involve killing. When ripe, the seeds fall to the ground and are gathered and dried from four to eight weeks. Tagua jewellery and watches are made from the dried and polished seeds. As Nature provides us with unique materials, each item carved from Tagua is ONE OF A KIND. Some indigenous peoples of South America used Tagua to represent the feminine because of its great magnet-like romantic energy. Each member of the tribe was given a tagua pendant to wear around his or her neck. The natives believed that persons wearing tagua would live in harmony and always be loved by their family and friends.
CHIRILLA - "One of the most commonly used beads in natural seed jewelry comes from a beautiful wildflower of the Caribbean region and tropical America. It is commonly called "Indian shot" and it belongs to the mostly tropical, monocotyledonous Canna Family (Cannaceae). This lovely wildflower is common along roadsides and open fields throughout the West Indies and Lesser Antilles. The spherical black seeds of Indian shot are so hard and perfectly round that they resemble oversized BB's or buckshot from a shotgun shell. In fact, they are so dense that they readily sink in water. Under a hand lens the seeds are minutely-pitted, like the surface of pocked metal. The seeds are called "Indian shot" because of their superficial resemblance to lead shot ammunition of the 18th and 19th centuries."
BAMBOO - There are more than 1400 species of bamboo. In the Americas there are around 290 different species. Some are as short as one foot (30 cm) in height while others can grow to hundred times that size. The root structures of bamboo plants vary and they are often scientifically classified by root type. Many different climates support bamboo, although it is commonly associated with the tropics. In Colombia and Ecuador Bamboo prospers in fertile regions up to 2,000 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level. We know little of how many Bamboo species grow in Columbia. However, Guadua is well known and has 2 popular names - "Guadua macana or Guadua macha."