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Dear Customer,
Panama is in total lockdown. No tourists, no sales, no food, no medicine. That is what is happening to the Kuna, Wounaan and Embera tribes in Panama. We have worked with them since 1990 and know they are desperate. Traderbrock, Molamagic and Molamadness will match all sales revenue and use it to purchase molas, tagua carvings and baskets for the next 60 days. We have church pastors and others that sell regularly to us via photos and payment through Western Union. The art is shipped through the mail. We have been doing this for years but now it is critical to help the poorest of the poor. Please share this message with your friends.

Estimado cliente,
Panamá está en un encierro total. Sin turistas, sin ventas, sin comida, sin medicinas. Eso es lo que les está pasando a las tribus Kuna, Woumaan y Embera en Panamá. Hemos trabajado con ellos desde 1990 y sabemos que están desesperados. Traderbrock, Molamagic y Molamadness igualarán todos los ingresos de ventas y lo utilizarán para comprar molas, tallas de tagua y cestas durante los próximos 60 días. Tenemos pastores de iglesias y otros que nos venden regularmente a través de fotos y pagos a través de Western Union. El arte se envía por correo. Hemos estado haciendo esto durante años, pero ahora es fundamental ayudar a los más pobres de los pobres. Por favor, comparta este mensaje con sus amigos.
Wounaan Embera Dyed Frog Tagua Carving-Panama 15111221L

Wounaan Embera Dyed Frog Tagua Carving-Panama 15111221L

$ 26.99

Folks, the next 10 or so tagua carvings are oldie goldies. I suppose I have had them for 20-25 years. It is fun to go back and review where tagua carving came from in Panama. Sometimes there are neat techniques that the artists used back then that they have abondon today. Look closely at the photos. 

This carving is an example of dipping the carving in dye. The dye was probably made by the artist's wife for her basket fiber. Then the artist shaved away the dye on the top of the nut leaving the base white. The frog is a nice brown color. Plus before he dyed the carving he added a series of tiny black dots that now show through. This carving is signed if initials constitute a signature.  Some of these fellows can't really write. 

 Remember, these carvings are all from one nut. 


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