Created by an artist of the Kayabi People of the Brazilian rain forest, this handsome ring is made of a palm nut local to the Amazon River Basin. LIke the pieces from this area, it has been carved entirely by hand, using very simple tools, also made by hand.
In past centuries, this sort of simple ring was worn by slaves and the indigenous people, who could not afford metal wedding rings, or other jewelry. Later, tucum rings have been adapted and worn by missionaries, as a sign of solidarity with the poor, and with the fight for equal rights and social justice.
The stylized bird carved into the band resembles an eagle, revered by all North American tribes, which really emphasizes the universality of folk art. With its burnished dark wood and handsome design, this would make a wonderful gift for a man in your life – something completely different and rarely seen.
Tucum Palm Nut
3/4″ W x 1/2″ H Ring Size: 10 1/2 Face Size: 3/4″ W x 1/2″ H