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.
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.
Here's another special carving. The artist managed to get three turtles out of this nut. The artists like to say they look at the nut and see the animals within. Then through their carving skills they release them. I have probably had this carving in my inventory for 30 years.
I have several boxes of all white carvings that I rarely get around to anymore. The other day I was looking at them and decided to start in on them.
White means the natural color of tagua. It is why tagua is often referred to as vegetable ivory or called ivory nut.
Here's an idea if you are a painter. Buy fine inks and try painting this yourself. It will give you a fine appreciation of the work the Wounaan artist do. I paint a few myself every now and then. Click for the larger images to get the best views.
Every tagua carving is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Shipping included within the USA.