Tagua Nut Carving, Eagle, Falcon, Hawk, Bird - Vegetable Ivory, Native American Jewelry, Findings, Natural Organic Jewelry Designins B122
Vegetable Ivory Carving
31mm x 10mm x 10mm
1.2 x 0.4 inches
What is Tagua Nut?
Phytelephas is a genus containing six species of palms (family Arecaceae), occurring from southern Panama along the Andes to Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. They are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms; their scientific name means "plant elephant". This and the first two of the common names refer to the very hard white endosperm of their seeds (tagua nuts or jarina seeds), which resembles elephant ivory.