Heart Pendant Carved from a Tagua Nut Handmade in Ecuador Fair trade Import
Heart pendant carved from a Tagua nut handmade in Ecuador. Tagua nut, a renewable rain forest seed that grows from the Amazon's Tagua Palm Tree, is widely regarded as vegetable ivory for its likeness to real animal ivory, but with animal and habitat-friendly properties. With the growing scarcity of animal ivory, Tagua has become a highly valued commodity by artisans and consumers alike. This heart pendant gets its purple color by boiling and other natural techniques that enhance the nut's natural beauty. Pendant measures 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches x 18 inches long
Handmade in Ecuador and fair trade imported.