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Piel Acida







Piel Acida is an artisan based organization located in the urban city of Bogota, Colombia. The organization was conceived in 1995 by Ana Piedrahita, an entrepreneur from Bogota. She was inspired by a handmade box from Uruguay made from dried orange peels. She experimented with the idea and was able to succeed in producing a wide array of unique and intriguing items from this very natural and sustainable material. Constant demand from the market and the potential of this innovative product lead to the formal registration of Piel Acida in 2000. Today Piel Acida works with artisan communities across Colombia, creating a wide range of contemporary and traditional crafts.


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Take a look at our Mini ornaments that are handmade in Colombia from marzipan (a mixture of sugar or honey and almond paste). These adorable ornaments are not for eating; they are crafted for your holliday festivities. One seems to be cheering while the other is melting (probably because of global warming.) The penguin is looking on not knowing what to make of all of it. They would have a perfect place on your Christmas tree.

Mini Marzipan ornaments are handmade by artisans at Piel Acida, a craft producing organization started by Ms. Ana Piedrahita in 1995 in Bogota, Colombia. The organization has grown to support artisans all over the country creating traditional and contemporary craft products as well as providing insurance, educational assistance, loans and other services.

  • Penguin Measurements: 1.5" high x 3/4" wide x 3/4" deep
  • Snownman Measurements: 1-3/4" high x 1" wide x 5/8" deep
  • Melting Snowman Measurements: 5/8" high x 1-5/8" diameter 

Handmade in Colombia and Fair Trade imported.

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