Our Mission

IPCI USA's mission is to promote the science-based conservation, replanting and sustainable use of pernambuco, which is so precious in nature and to stringed-instrument music, so that it will flourish for many generations to come.


Who We Are

lovers, teachers, stringed-instrument makers and conservationists have joined our ranks. Roughly one-third are bow makers, artisans who are carrying out a craft passed on from master to apprentice for centuries. Working with hand tools such as tiny planes, knives and chisels, they make the bows used by professional players of stringed musical instruments worldwide. more


Our Pledge

IPCI and its members pledge to a self-imposed moratorium on any new wood purchases until inventories of pernambuco forests have been completed and conservation plans that will enable the sustainable use of pernambuco by future generations have been implemented.