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Awajún Naya Beaded Necklace
THE AWAJÚN NAYA BEADED NECKLACE is a gorgeous boho chic eco necklace that energizes the heart chakra. This organic beaded necklace is a traditional design made by the Awajún artisans in the Peruvian Amazon. It is handmade with kumpia, wayampai, tuju seeds and accent color at the edge in red huayruro* or black chichao seeds. The name Naya was made up as a diminutive for the word “Nayainpinmak”, which means “Heaven” in the Awajún language.
The huayruro* seed is a good luck seed. The red and black colors symbolize good fortune and abundance, as well as balance. The seeds are said to protect from negativity and bring happiness. In the Peruvian Amazon, newlyweds and newborns often receive huayruro seeds as gifts for a happy and prosperous life.
NOTE: Huayruro seeds (the red and black seeds in some of the jewelry) are known to be poisonous if ingested. We recommend that any jewelry with huayruro seeds be kept away from children. More on FAQ's section.
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• Kumpia, Wayampai, Huayruro, Chichao Seeds
• Fishing thread for strength
• Back closure with beaded loop in seeds
• Handmade by Awajún Artisans
• Imported: Peruvian Amazon
• Metal Free
• Eco jewelry
• Earth friendly fashion
See Care Instructions to ensure their luster shines through and wearable art pieces are cared for properly.
The talented artisans who create these exquisite pieces of wearable art have a strong spiritual connection with mother nature, they live in remote areas of the rainforest and it brings them joy to share their artistry with the world, while making an honorable living from their traditional craft. You will feel the powerful energy of the rainforest in every piece you wear.
Adornment connects us to something higher. It honors the beauty of Earth and power of Nature." Designer Violeta Villacorta
ORG by vio® works in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans to promote their culture, artistry and develop collections of handmade jewelry, accessories and eco fashion using plant materials, as a source for a sustainable economy for the stewards of the forests.
Your purchase of our exquisite Amazon beaded jewelry and accessories supports our work with indigenous Amazon artisans and communities, aimed at cultivating their artistry while generating a sustainable economy, so they remain in their land as protectors of the rainforest: the lungs of our planet and global climate regulator… AND it is a beautiful addition to your wardrobe straight from the Amazon!
All our goods are fairly traded and we share 50% of profits with producing communities through projects that address their needs to ensure their success. The other 50% supports our work with the artisans and communities we currently work with, while reaching out to new communities.
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BOHO CHIC ORG by vio brings you bohemian jewelry for the gypsetter in you. Boho jewelry, boho chic fashion and eco-friendly jewelry handmade by artisans from the Amazon Rainforest for planet lovers who live, love, play and work around the world.
FAIR TRADE & MORE All of our jewelry, accessories and wearable art pieces are fairly traded. We also share profits with artisans through projects that address their needs to ensure their success. We’re saving the Amazon one seed at a time.
WE PARTNER with indigenous Amazon communities, the stewards of the forests, who come to us to promote their arts and generate a sustainable economy. Amazon Boho Chic Eco Jewelry for the Love of People, Planet & Culture. Thank you for shopping at ORG by vio.
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