Making Handicrafts

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Seeds of "The Chonta Tree"

Also during the walks in the Madidi Park (The Jungle) our guide taught us about the medicinal properties of many plants and collected some seeds of "The Chonta Tree" and others, that according to make by us same rings or other handicrafts with these seeds.
At first I thought “I'd like to see how these handicrafts are made”, but soon I was participating actively and cutting and polishing the seeds to make rings or necklaces, like all of the group, my wife and my friends from New Zealand and Spain.
This activity was really different from any idea that had these trips because I never thought making rings and leaving as well.
This is another of the many memories that keeps this trip because after we had to return to Rurrenabaque like browsing the "Tuichi River and Beni", and then by plane back again to "La Paz", the city where I live, finish one and an unforgettable adventure vacation.

 

In Spanish:

 

Además durante las caminatas en el Parque Madidi (La Jungla) nuestro guía nos enseñaba sobre las propiedades medicinales de muchas plantas y recolectaba algunas semillas de “Chonta” y otras que según el nos servirán después para que nosotros mismo hagamos anillos u otras artesanías con estas semillas.

Cutting the seeds of Chonta

En un principio yo pensé que me gustaría ver como se hacen estas artesanías, pero al poco tiempo estaba participando activamente y cortando y puliendo las semillas para hacer anillos o collares, al igual que todos los del grupo, mi señora y mis amigos de Nueva Zelanda y España.

Esta actividad realmente fue distinta a cualquier idea que tenia de estos viajes, ya que nunca pensé hacer anillos y que salgan tan bien.

Este es otro de los muchos recuerdos que guardare de este viaje ya que después tuvimos que volver a Rurrenabaque igual navegando por los “Ríos Tuichi y Beni”, para después volver por avión nuevamente a “La Paz”, la ciudad donde vivo, acabando una aventura y una vacación inolvidable.

jendara says:
Alicja:
Yes, this was memorable, there are a place beautiful with with a lot of fun and adventure.
Thanks for all your comments and smiles:)
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
AlicjaK says:
I believe this was memorable, advanterus time. It is intersting to see how to make a handicrafts using natural seeds :) The jungle looks amaizing and a little dangerous, especialy meeting with the aligators, hehe. The views of the rivers are charming.
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
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Seeds of The Chonta Tree
Seeds of "The Chonta Tree"
Cutting the seeds of Chonta
Cutting the seeds of Chonta
Everybody making handicrafts
Everybody making handicrafts
The Ring of the seed of Chonta
The Ring of the seed of Chonta
Another ring of the seed
Another ring of the seed
The Lord of Chontas ring
The Lord of Chonta's ring
In the camp
In the camp
Our group, our friends:)
Our group, our friends:)
Another fruit
Another fruit
El río Tuichi
El río Tuichi
The Tuichi River
The Tuichi River
The Beni River
The Beni River
El Angosto del Bala
El Angosto del Bala
El Angosto del Bala
El Angosto del Bala
El Río Beni
El Río Beni
El Angosto del Bala
El Angosto del Bala
El Rio Beni
El Rio Beni
Una aldea en el Beni
Una aldea en el Beni
Turning to the civilization
Turning to the civilization
El Beni
El Beni
El Rio Beni
El Rio Beni
El río Beni
El río Beni
El río Beni
El río Beni
Returning to Rurrenabaque
Returning to Rurrenabaque
Returning to Rurrenabaque
Returning to Rurrenabaque
Madidi National Park
photo by: jendara