Ana Maria Necklace


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Striking tassel necklace made from the seeds of the Alvellana tree, which grows near the sea and is a cousin of the hazelnut. Hot pink knotted cord and tassel. 20" (including 1.5" tassel). Woman-made in El Salvador.


This necklace, like all of our Semillas Collection, was made by the 14 women of the El Palmeral collective in El Salvador. The necklace is named for one of them, Ana Maria Santos, who has two children, and says now that she is part of the collective "I have known and learned things that before I didn't even imagine. Now I can give my kids a better education and nutrition with the money I make. I like the fact that with our work, we are also helping our communities. The men collect the seeds that we work with and sell them to us, and everyone goes home with a little money for their families. The work has taught us to be more confident, to speak for ourselves and to feel valuable, when before we were shy and afraid."