Tagua

If shopping in Cuenca, you should check out Xavier’s shop “Tagua” in La Casa de La Mujer (Torres 7-33 by the San Francisco Market).

He makes all of his jewelry by hand out of this palm nut called tagua which is found in the rainforest.  You can find more of this type of jewelry or key chains in the Hippie Market for much cheaper but Xavier’s stuff is quality and he has some great unique pieces that you wouldn’t be able to find in the market.

Plus he is a great conversationalist and loves talking about his work, he may even offer you a free tagua massage.  There are also some more wonderful little shops in La Casa de La Mujer to check out as well.

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