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Inspiration for the Quimbaya
- available as a triplet, single 4mm & single 8mm -

  • Paujil: Inspiration for the Quimbaya

    Blue-billed curassow / Blaulappenhokko / Crax alberti
    Conservation status: CR - Critically Endangered

    Blue-Billed curassows are morning and evening singers and sometimes on moonlit nights. Some may continue to sing well past dawn or at intervals throughout the day.

    They were an important symbol in ancient Pre-Colombian indigenous cultures such as Quimaya and Calima, with many gold figures depicting these spectacular birds. However, they were virtually unknown to the modern world until 2003.

    Crax Alberti can only be found in Colombia, with small and fragmented populations between La Guajira, Magdalena, south Antioquia and Boyacá; inhabiting tropical forests between 150 and 1,200 metres altitude. According to BirdLife International, only 250-1,000 of them remain in the wild and are critically endangered due to severe habitat destruction and indiscriminate hunting.

    Living alone or in pairs, Blue-billed curassows forage for insects, fruits and seeds directly on the forest floor. They are known for leaving seeds intact, making them excellent dispersers, and actively participate in forest planting.

  • 1 WL bracelet = 5m² of tropical rainforest

    Our WildLife Collection brings along an important mission: 

    For each WildLife Bracelet you purchase, we will be helping O2 Reserve to protect 5m² of native tropical rainforest in Magdalena Medio in Colombia.
    More information here.

    100% handmade by artisans in Colombia
    Once again, the geniality of Dorotea and Ricardo from Azua Telar shines through their excellent and fine handwork that represents the beauty of our flagship animals in these 100% hand-woven bracelets. 

    Packaging to keep forever
    Our collection would not be complete without the illustrations of Christina, from tucán y limón. | paper goods for nature lovers.

    Original idea & head behind the project
    Pilar Cendales, founder and director of Natal Colombia



    Single 4mm: W0,4cm x L16cm, adjustable
    Single 8mm: W0,8cm x L16cm, adjustable
    Triplet 4mm: W0,4cm x L60cm, adjustable

    Single 4 & Triple: 64 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, gold-filled tubes, waxed cord.
    Single 8: 120 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, black coated beads, waxed cord. (can be delivered with gold-filled tubes under request)

    CareTo ensure long-lasting and bright colours, we recommend washing your armband only by hand, using a delicate detergent. Use a towel to soak up water and let it dry flat.

    Don't forget to visit our Care Guide by clicking here