Many thanks to Virginia, Lois, and Brenda for helping me set up our booth at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Thanks to Lois for bringing water, snacks and moist toilettes since taking a shower was hard (other than the kind falling from the sky). Thanks to Brenda, Jackie, Juliana and a bunch of Craft area volunteers who got us packed and ready to go in speedy 5 hours. Sales were kind of slow all weekend but I was blown away watching Jackie interact with visitors to the booth with her infectious enthusiasm that led to a burst of sales in final hours. Made me realize the difference between someone who knows the issues well (me) and someone who can use a little information effectively.
Catalog of bird crafts made by artisans from the communities of the Marañon basin in Peru. You can see more in our online store: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/
At the same time, if you are interested in buying any of these crafts do not hesitate to leave us a message.
GREEN ANACONDA AMAZON GUITAR STRAP - HAND-MADE AND FAIR TRADE This unique fair-trade Amazon Guitar Strap was hand-made by Bora native artisan Monica Chichaco from the village of Brillo Nuevo from comfortable, sturdy and flexible chambira palm fiber. It has a high-quality brass-plated buckle so its length can be adjusted to fit the guitarist with any folk or electric guitar.
Available in black, dark brown and green from the Amazon Forest Store at: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/products/fair-trade-hand-made-guitar-strap-anaconda-gs01?variant=8139898159204
This is a great strap for musicians to show their appreciation and support for native culture and the environment. The Anaconda model is based on a traditional Bora pattern of this large snake that lives in the rivers and forest of the Amazon. Each strap comes with a tag listing the artisan's name and community and the plants they used to make it. Sales help create a sustainable livelihood for artisan families and support health, education and conservation in their communities.