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Spider Web with Huayruru Bead Earrings, Thread Wrapped Wire

These whimsical earrings feature an intricate spider web motif, accented by a huayruru beads at top.  The white spiderweb earring in a black circle, is accented in the middle with black beads, while the black spiderweb earring in an orange circle is accented in the middle with huayruru beads.  Huayruru beads are naturally two-tone seeds from this distinctive group of tropical trees in the bean family are mostly orange with a distinctive black patch.  Throughout the Amazon they considered to bring the bearer good luck, but it is important to remember that they are not edible.  Different closely related huayruru species (Ormosia spp.) have small, medium or large size seeds. 

These earrings are made by an expert artisan from Iquitos who has worked with the Center for Amazon Community Ecology for ten years.  The French hooks are made with non-allergenic material.

Please remember that these handmade crafts may vary from the photos shown.

Models: ARA13101, ARA13102