A bracelet made from tagua nut - a vegetable ivory that is native to South America. Each bracelet is one-of-a-kind and colours vary from bracelet to bracelet - they may not be multi coloured, for example.
The tagua tree grows in the heart of the Amazon and is also known as the Ivory Palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the tagua nut, which has been used for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.
The nut is harvested and then left to dry for three years. Once it is harvested it is cut into manageable pieces then polished, shaped and coloured with natural dyes.
This bracelet is made by Rainstick - a fairtrade initiative based in Colombia. The purchase of this nut supports the employment of nearly 35,000 indigenous people.