A tagua carving of a parrot with a red bead in its beak. Very intricate, and beautiful.
Panama hats are not from Panama. They are made in Ecuador where they’re called sombreos de paja toquilla and are named after the palm fiber from which they are woven
Many South American families still practice the entire traditional wool-making process, which includes:hand-cutting, washing, carding, dying, and weaving which can take several days.