History And Traditional Uses Of Jagua
Jagua has been used for as long as can be remembered throughout the rainforests of Central and South America. Like many of the Rainforest plants, the Jagua Tree is treasured for its many uses:
No one can say exactly how long Jagua Body painting has been carried out by the indigenous people of Amazonia. A lot of the tribes are very remote and are still completely cut off from ‘Western Civilisation’. However as the world becomes a smaller place, there are now indigenous people who have opened up their worlds to us. For example, the Wounan & Emberra of Panama and Columbia, the Bakairi of Brazil and the Kadiewéu of Paraguay.
It is apparent however that the Jagua Body Painting Tradition is an old one, it goes back as long as people can remember. Passed down through the generations, different tribes have different techniques for preparing their paint, different tools and methods of application and many varied reasons and occasions for applying it and of course they also have different designs and patterns to symbolise and capture different aspects of their cultures.
Jagua Tattoos will no doubt be commonplace throughout Western Youth Culture in the not too distant future, just as Henna Tattoos are now available everywhere. The introduction of this amazing product to the western world is an opportunity for the developing countries of South America to export a new product at a fair price. You can be assured that we can trace our products back to the rainforest where the fruit is harvested responsibly and the local economy benefits accordingly.
|The 100% natural botanical staining power in these products come from renewable sources within the rainforest of South America.
Indigenous people throughout Amazonia have used the natural dye of the Jagua fruit (Genipa Americana) to adorn their skin for as long as can be remembered. Now you too can experience one of the best-kept secrets of the Amazon!