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Handmade Amazon palm fiber anaconda snake belt

Handmade Amazon palm fiber anaconda snake belt
Black anaconda model of the Amazon palm fiber snake belt handmade by Bora native artisans from Brillo Nuevo in the CACE handicraft project. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Rosewood tree seedlings bound for Brillo Nuevo

Rosewood tree seedlings bound for Brillo Nuevo
Rosewood tree seedlings being raised at a IIAP nursery in Jenaro Herrera. They will be planted in Brillo Nuevo in a joint CACE reforestation project with Camino Verde. Photo by Campbell Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Ocaina artisan hanging chambira palm fiber to dry

Ocaina artisan hanging chambira palm fiber to dry
Ocaina native artisan from Nueva Esperanza hanging batch of chambira palm fiber newly dyed yellow with guisador (ginger) root to dry. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora natives learning to use GPS to map trees

Bora natives learning to use GPS to map trees
CACE has been training Bora men from Brillo Nuevo to use a GPS unit to map locations of copal and other important trees in their forest. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora men measuring diameter of copal tree

Bora men measuring diameter of copal tree
CACE has been training Bora men to measure the size and location of copal and other trees with important forest resources near Brillo Nuevo. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora man harvesting fragrant resin from copal tree

Bora man harvesting fragrant resin from copal tree
CACE is working with the Bora community of Brillo Nuevo to sustainably harvest copal resin and distill it into fragrant essential oil. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora artisan weaving Amazon guitar strap

Bora artisan weaving Amazon guitar strap
Bora artisan from Brillo Nuevo weaving a black anaconda snake model Amazon guitar strap with chambira palm fiber in CACE handicraft project. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Handmade Amazon palm fiber jungle snake belts

Handmade Amazon palm fiber jungle snake belts
Four Amazon jungle snake belt models handmade by Bora native artisans with chambira palm fibers with CACE handicraft project. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Amazon palm fiber hot pads (trivets)

Amazon palm fiber hot pads (trivets)
Six models of Amazon hot pads (trivets) made by Bora and Huitoto native artisans with chambira palm fibers with CACE handicraft project. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Handmade Amazon palm fiber mini-purse with strap

Handmade Amazon palm fiber mini-purse with strap
This mini-purse for carrying change or a cell phone was woven by an Ocaina artisan from Nueva Esperanza with chambira palm fiber through the CACE Handicraft project. Photo by Campbell Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Center for Amazon Community Ecology

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
http://www.amazonecology.org

Project Leader

Campbell Plowden

Dr.
State College, PA United States

Where is this project located?

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