Ayllu means "community" in the ancient Peruvian language of Aymara. In these candy-colored chandelier earrings, an ayllu of thinly shaved tagua seeds dangles from sterling silver-plated French hooks. The earrings are handmade by Mujus in Peru.
2” total length. As no two seeds are alike, each Mujus piece may differ slightly.
The tagua seed comes from a palm tree that grows in the Amazon. When ripe, the tagua fruit falls to the ground and is gathered and dried for a period of up to eight months, after which they become hard and ivory-like.