ABOUT

“La dorada” means “the Golden” and is the feminine version of “el dorado“.  La Dorada is a collection of silver and gold designs from authentic Surinam soil located in South America. We also design unique styles of hats and accessories.

Historically, Europeans had primarily been interested in this region due to tales of a fantastical city of gold called El Dorado.

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Suriname is located in the North-Eastern South America and lies between French and British Guyana.

Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyanato the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 km2 (64,000 sq mi), it is the smallest country in South America.  Suriname has a population of approximately 566,000,  most of whom live on the country’s north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo.

surinam-mapOriginally inhabited by a number of indigenous tribes, Suriname was explored and contested by European powers before coming under Dutch rule in the late 17th century. In 1954, the country became one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On 25 November 1975, the country of Suriname left the Kingdom of the Netherlands to become an independent state, nonetheless maintaining close economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties to its former coloniser.

Suriname is considered to be a culturally Caribbean country, and is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). While Dutch is the official language of government, business, media, and education,[3]Sranan, an English-based creole language, is a widely used lingua franca. Suriname is the only territory outside Europe where Dutch is spoken by a majority of the population. The people of Suriname are among the most diverse in the world, spanning a multitude of ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups.

The land is full of natural resources including Bauxite, gold, oil, iron ore and other other minerals. The countries exotic culture reflects the beauty in these magnificent designs.

Courtesy of Wikipedia 2016