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 until the crisis is over. 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.
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 hasta que termine la crisis. 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.
This is an old tagua carving, perhaps from about 1992. I remember when I first started buying tagua carvings. They were primitive like this fellow. But little by little the artists gained experience and the art form developed into what it is today. It has been a pleasure watching the process.
This particular carving is unique. The color is from a dye I suppose the artist's wife was cooking up for her basket fiber. There was a period when the tagua carvers started dipping their white tagua carvings in the dyes their wives prepared for basket fiber. Because tagua is porous it took the dye nicely. Today you don't see that many dyed tagua carvings. I suppose like all trends it ran its course. This is a good example however.
Every tagua carving is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
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