|If it hadn’t been for the pleas of his son Mateus, who used to work piercing seeds, Adelson Gerônimo Gama would never have started creating and manufacturing accessories made with organic material found in the region.
“To me, these things were for hippies, junkies, I would never have thought it could be the best way to make a living for the entire family. I was in a position in which I could not choose the work I’d take, so I just went for it and saw that my son was right. It could be a job, and a good one.”
Today, wife Debora and daughter Samia help with the entire process. Adelson realised he could design and create the pieces he wanted, a talent that doesn’t surprise him anymore.
Apart from the infinity of seeds available in the forest he uses buffalo horn from the neighbouring Marajó island, wood from the palm trees, vegetable fibres like buriti and piaçava. The treatment used on the seeds was obtained with the help of Emprapa/Pará (federal agriculture agency) and are environmentally friendly. His work has received well-deserved praise in the country and from tourists who stop by in search of exclusive, original pieces.