Our Guam Latte Ornament measures approximately 5.5"x2.5" with the word "Guam" written across the top (not shown in picture). It features the following icons which are individually scored and laser cut on birch wood and MDF.
Guam-The shape of the island of Guam, which is 30.17 miles (48.55 kilometers) long and 4 to 12 miles (6 to 19 kilometers) wide. It has an area of 212 square miles (549 square kilometers).
Coconut Tree-The coconut tree, also known as the Tree of Life, holds a dominant position on the Guam Seal.The coconut tree, growing in infertile sand, symbolizes self-sustenance and determination to grow and survive under any circumstance. ts bent trunk attests to a people which have been tested by famine, natural calamities, genocide and foreign wars but have continued to endure as a race.
Guam Seal-The Seal of Guam appears in the middle of the Flag of the United States territory of Guam. It depicts Agaña Bay near Hagåtña, a local proa and a coconut tree. It depicts a coconut palm on the shore with a sailboat nearby on the water. The shape of the Guam seal is that of a Chamorro sling stone, quarried from basalt and coral, used as a weapon for warfare and hunting.
Proa-The seal includes a flying Proa, a seagoing craft built by the Chamorro people, which was fast and agile in the water requiring great skill to build and sail.
Guåsali Flower-The Guåsali flower (Bikkia tetrandra), which is native to Guam and the Mariana islands grows on like the mountain cliff areas because it needs that ocean mist. During ancient times, the Guasali flower was used by the Chamorros for heat and a source of light, making it a symbol of Guam's true natural heritage.
Latte Stone- A latte stone is a pillar capped by a hemispherical stone with the flat side facing up. Used as building supports by the ancient Chamorro people, they are found throughout most of the Mariana Islands.
Woven fish- Weaving of the pandanus leaf continues to be an important practice on Guam. For thousands of years Chamorros have used Guam’s abundant foliage to produce useful and unique items.
Carabao- The carabao is considered a symbol of Guam. In the early 1960s, carabao races were a popular sport in the island, especially during fiestas. Today, carabaos are a part of the popular culture. They are often brought to carnivals or other festivities, and are used as a popular ride for children.
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