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Almerinda Malaquias Artisans

ARMADILLO

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$35.00
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$35.00

HANDMADE IN AMAZONAS, BRAZIL

Adorn your home with this unique piece of art from the Almerinda Artisans. The armadillo sculpture is carefully hand-carved in reclaimed wood from the rainforest, giving it a textured finish. Intricate detail showcases the time and skill put into making this charming piece.

25% OF PROFITS GO TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN BRAZIL

DETAILS


Material: repurpose wood. Because of the nature of the wood, some pieces might have small cracks. These cracks are part of the wood's history and add to its charm.

Dimension: 9” L x 3” W x 3” H

** This item is artisan crafted with care. Given its handmade nature, variations are to be expected and celebrated. Each item is unique and no two are exactly alike. **

PRODUCT CARE

- Avoid contact with water.
- Do not use chemical products for cleaning.
- Clean with a damp cloth and/or mineral oil.
- Do not leave the piece exposed to sunlight or weather conditions.
- Keep away from heat sources as it may cause cracks and fissures in the piece.

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MEET THE CREATOR

AMAZONAS, Brazil

A. MALAQUIAS ARTISANS

Nestled within the heart of Novo Airão, a quaint town ensconced in the Amazon rainforest, a captivating transformation unfolds. The skilled artisans of this community turn the aftermath of storms and the remnants of fires into something truly remarkable. They shape fallen and charred wood into an array of objects that transcend their practical origins, crafting everything from utilitarian boxes to intricate accessories.

Inspired by the region's vibrant fauna and the everyday articles that punctuate local lives, these artisans infuse their creations with a touch of nature's poetry. It all starts with the selection of wood—its hardness and density dictating the potential forms. Sturdier woods lend themselves to delicate and precise carvings, while softer varieties invite a gentler touch. Every branch and trunk, whether gathered from the forest or salvaged from sawmill leftovers, carries untapped artistic potential.

Within the hands of these artisans, sculptures come to life: armadillos, turtles, capybaras, toucans, macaws, manatees, and others. Beyond embodying the region's biodiversity, these creations encapsulate the delicate dance between life and nature. This craftsmanship not only showcases artistic prowess but also embraces sustainability, transforming remnants into art that echoes the Amazon's rhythms.

Amidst Novo Airão's approximately 180 km proximity to Manaus lie two invaluable national parks. The Anavilhanas National Park, home to a sprawling river archipelago, and the Jaú National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, safeguard the intricate ecosystems of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões basins.