Ampiyacu artisan photos with Amazon hot pads

The Center for Amazon Community Ecology is working with artisans five native communities in the Ampiyacu River region of the Peruvian Amazon to develop and market new handicrafts to increase their family income, promote forest conservation and support basic needs in their communities. One popular innovative craft is the Amazon hot pad or trivet that is woven from chambira palm fiber. Most fibers are dyed with a variety of roots, fruits and leaves. CACE is offering six models of these hot pads to support our Ampiyacu community and conservation project through the GlobalGiving Gifts for Good at http://goto.gg/12229. This promotion lasts now through Mother’s Day in mid-May. These make great gifts for moms here that will support native moms in the Amazon and help preserve their forests.
Below are photos of the some of the artisans who have made these hot pads.

Monica Chichaco - Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Monica Chichaco – Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Casilda Vasquez - Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Casilda Vasquez – Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ortensia Arirama - Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ortensia Arirama – Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Maria Roque - Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Maria Roque – Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Milda Quevare - Bora native artisan from Puca Urquillo Bora with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Milda Quevare – Bora native artisan from Puca Urquillo Bora with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ania Ruiz - Bora native artisan and daughters from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ania Ruiz – Bora native artisan and daughters from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Alejandrina Benites - Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Alejandrina Benites – Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Dalila Soria - Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Dalila Soria – Bora native artisan and baby from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Rosa Condori - Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Rosa Condori – Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Nieves Diaz - Bora native artisan from Puca Urquillo Bora with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Nieves Diaz – Bora native artisan from Puca Urquillo Bora with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Cherly Flores - Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Cherly Flores – Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Rosa Mery Huerto - Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Rosa Mery Huerto – Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ofelia Flores - Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Ofelia Flores – Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo Huitoto with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Kori Vasquez - Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Kori Vasquez – Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Graciela Pena Campos - Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Graciela Pena Campos – Bora native artisan from Brillo Nuevo with Amazon hot pad. Photo by Yully Rojas Reategui/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

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One response to “Ampiyacu artisan photos with Amazon hot pads

  1. Pingback: Amazon hot pads available through Mother’s Day Gifts for Good program on GlobalGiving | Center for Amazon Community Ecology

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