Environment
 Peru
Project #12229

Support native artisans & rainforest in the Amazon

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

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Support native artisans & rainforest in the Amazon

Support native artisans & rainforest in the Amazon
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Bora artisan planting guisador in dye plant garden

Bora artisan planting guisador in dye plant garden
Bora native artisan Hermelinda Lopez planting guisador (ginger) in communal dye plant garden with assistance from CACE project. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora artisan and baby with Amazon hot pad

Bora artisan and baby with Amazon hot pad
Bora native artisan Monica Chichaco with baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad woven with CACE craft project. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora native artisan and son weaving chambira belts

Bora native artisan and son weaving chambira belts
Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo and son weaving chambira palm fiber belts in project with Center for Amazon Community Ecology. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora artisan and musician with Amazon guitar strap

Bora artisan and musician with Amazon guitar strap
Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo and musician Dave Wakeling with anaconda model of the Amazon guitar strap. Photos by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Supporting community health with craft sale rebate

Supporting community health with craft sale rebate
The Bora native community of Brillo Nuevo has bought medicines and is building a community pharmacy with Social Rebate funds from CACE craft sales from its artisans. Photo by Campbell Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo being painted

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo being painted
Bora man painting community pharmacy in the native community of Brillo Nuevo built with social rebate of CACE sale of handicrafts made by artisans from the village. Photo by Yully Rojas/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Distilling aromatic rosewood oil in Brillo Nuevo

Distilling aromatic rosewood oil in Brillo Nuevo
Bora man from Brillo Nuevo distilling fragrant essential oil from leaves of a rosewood tree in a sustainable forestry project with CACE. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora girl mashing mishquipanga fruits to dye fiber

Bora girl mashing mishquipanga fruits to dye fiber
A Bora native girl from Brillo Nuevo mashes the fruits of mishquipanga plants so her artisan mother can dye chambira palm fiber a deep red. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecol (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora artisans drawing snake patterns for belts

Bora artisans drawing snake patterns for belts
Bora native artisans from Brillo Nuevo drew patterns of jungle snakes in a CACE workshop & then wove the designs into chambira fiber belts. Photo by C. Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Location: State College, Pennsylvania - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.amazonecology.org
Project Leader:
Campbell Plowden
Dr.
State College, PA United States
$51,767 raised of $56,000 goal
 
429 donations
$4,233 to go
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