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Earrings - Owl Eye

Earrings - Owl Eye

 
5.00


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Fridge magnet in different designs

Fridge magnet in different designs

 
2.50


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Necklace (80cm approx)

Necklace (80cm approx)

 
2.50


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Photo frame plain 20x15cm

Photo frame plain 20x15cm

 
12.75


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Photo frame with motif 20x19cm

Photo frame with motif 20x19cm

 
12.75


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Welcome to SIWOK Crafts

Sales of Siwok Crafts help the Wichi people survive in their native land and earn a living wage in their harsh environment.

This helps them maintain self respect, retain their culture and restores their dignity.

SIWOK CRAFTS

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SIWOK is the Wichi Indian name for the red-crested woodpecker, typical of the Chaco forest in Northern Argentina and prominent in the native mythology. It is the symbol of their fine craftsmanship.

Siwok Crafts being traded

For centuries the Wichi Indians have lived in the scrub forest of Northern Argentina as hunter/gatherers. Now this way of life is threatened by the relentless advance of civilisation. The forest is being chopped down and many Indians thrown off their land, or they have difficulty pursuing traditional methods of finding food. There are few jobs.

Craft production is a means of survival as it develops their skills and enables them to work in their own homes. All items are hand-crafted in four scented local hard woods, beautifully finished and polished.

Video of the visit of a team from Down and Dromore, Northern Ireland to Northern Argentina in November 2014.

Northern Argentina 2014 from inch films on Vimeo.


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Best Selling Items

Christmas tree decorations, assorted

Christmas tree decorations, assorted

 
3.75


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Cross holding chunky (11cm long)

Cross holding chunky (11cm long)

 
11.50


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Keyring in Designs as Pictured

Keyring in Designs as Pictured

 
2.75


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Cross holding fine (10cm long)

Cross holding fine (10cm long)

 
12.75


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Duck flat 6cm

Duck flat  6cm

 
4.50


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Christmas tree decorations, Angels

Christmas tree decorations, Angels

 
3.75


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N.B. Each item is unique as craft is handmade and there is a variation between each item. Also dimensions are approximate.

The woods and material used are:

Green
Palo Santo (holy wood)
Red
Quebracho (axe breaker)
Black
Guayacan
Yellow
Mora
(All are scented hard woods)
White
Cow bone