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This necklace is a handmade, totally organic piece made by the AWAJUN WOMEN ARTISANS ASSOCIATION OF URAKUSA, AMAZONAS, Perś. This association is supported by ORG by vio®. "ORG" stands for Organic Rainforest Goods and spells GRO backwards; "by vio" is an acronym for Violeta and Indigenous Organizations. Violeta Villacorta is the designer of ORG by vio®. ORG by vio® works in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans to promote their culture and artistry, and to develop collections made with plant materials as a source for a sustainable economy for the stewards of the forests.

THE AWAJŚN or Aguaruna in Spanish, are an indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon, who speak Awajśn or Aguaruna. Historically, they lived primarily on the banks of the Marańón River, a tributary of the Amazon in northern Peru near the border with Ecuador. Currently, they possess titled community lands in four of Peru’s regions: Amazonas, Cajamarca, Loreto, and San Martin. According to Peru’s 1993 Census the Awajśn numbered approximately 45,000. World Census data for 2000 lists their population at just over 38,000.

The Awajśn artisans are a highly talented and skilled group of women who are devoted to their artistry, eager to share their work with the world. They take long boat journeys on the Marańón River to the nearest town to send their goods to us. The Collection section on this website includes exquisite traditional Awajśn accessories and collections made with seeds and other plant fiber materials, developed in partnership with Awajśn artisans.


Awajśn Yanpak Loop Beaded Necklace
Beautiful beaded necklace you can wear to accent any outfit for day or night. This organic necklace is handmade with kumpia, tuju, yanpak and yusajiak seeds by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon. It is an original modern Awajśn beaded jewelry design.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 98
Awajśn Yanpak Loop Beaded Necklace
Awajśn Beaded Necklace Red or Black
Beautiful beaded necklace you can wear to subtly accent any outfit for day or night. This organic necklace is handmade with huayruro*, kumpia and wayampai seeds by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon. It is an exquisite traditional Awajśn beaded jewelry design.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 68
Awajśn Beaded Necklace Red or Black
Etsa Collar Beaded Necklace
Stunning beaded collar necklace you can wear with a beautiful dress at night or a pair of jeans and a shoulder-baring top in the day. Handmade with tuju, kumpia and chichao seeds by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon. Designer Violeta Villacorta designed this exquisite piece of beaded jewelry in collaboration with Awajśn artisans inspired by their traditional artistry.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 195
Etsa Collar Beaded Necklace
Tuju & Kumpia Seed Beaded Necklace
Beautiful beaded necklace you can wear to accent any outfit for day or night. This organic necklace is handmade with kumpia and tuju, seeds by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon. It is an original modern Awajśn beaded jewelry design.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 98
Tuju & Kumpia Seed Beaded Necklace
Awajun Woven Beaded Necklace
Beautiful traditional indigenous Awajśn beaded necklace designed and handmade with tuju, kumpia and chichao seeds by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon. The lustrous black seeds of this long beaded necklace add spark to any outfit you wear.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 125
Awajun Woven Beaded Necklace
Amazon Traditional Beaded Necklace
Gorgeous beaded necklace that adds beautiful elegance to any top, dress or outfit. This organic beaded necklace is a traditional Amazon design made by various indigenous rainforest communities. It is handmade with kumpia, tuju and/or wayampai seeds, with accent color at the bottom edge of yanpak, yusajiak or huayruro* seeds. This particular selection is handmade by the Awajśn artisans of Urakusa in the Peruvian Amazon.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 98
Amazon Traditional Beaded Necklace

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