Beautiful Eco-friendly seeds necklace totally handmade by artisans in South America.
Natural color seed Necklace.
The cord is made out waxed cotton. Approx total length from end to end 50 cm (20 inches).
Matching earrings come with sterling silver hooks at no additional cost. Length: Approximately 2 inches (5 cm).
Red seed: Platino rojo
Black seed: Chirilla seeds
The necklace has a loop in one of the ends so you can loop the beads over allowing you to adjust the length from approximately 8" to 9". All seeds used to make this necklace are eco-friendly and fairtrade.
The seeds when ripe, fall to the ground and are gathered and dried for up to four weeks. The indigenous people of South America use the red seed PLATINO ROJO (NAME OF THE SEED) to represent prosperity. In china these seeds represent romance and love. As you look close you can see a red heart inside of another.
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."
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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