Beautiful drilled bead / pendant made out of Tagua nut or Vegetable Ivory.
Price per Unit. Various sizes.
Size 3 upto 5 cm x 2.5 upto 4 cm (1.18 upto 1.96 inches x 0.98 to 1.57 inches) Approx.
Sourced Fairtraded and imported from South America. Tagua is a an eco-friendly and sustainable replacement for elephant ivory. The consistency, shape and rich colors make it a great choice for crafting unique and beautiful jewelry pieces.
Due to the how these beads are produced, the size shape and shade of each bead may vary and will be different from what is shown in the photo.
Our items are fair-trade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
TAGUA - also known as Vegetable Ivory is primarily the dried seedpod of a palm tree that grows in tropical rainforests. Seeds can be peeled, sliced, carved and dyed. The natural colour of tagua is ivory white and resembles the finest animal ivory in texture and colour. The process of getting tagua, unlike elephant ivory, does not involve killing. When ripe, the seeds fall to the ground and are gathered and dried from four to eight weeks. Tagua jewellery and watches are made from the dried and polished seeds.
As Nature provides us with unique materials, each item carved from Tagua is ONE OF A KIND. Some indigenous peoples of South America used Tagua to represent the feminine because of its great magnet-like romantic energy. Each member of the tribe was given a tagua pendant to wear around his or her neck. The natives believed that persons wearing tagua would live in harmony and always be loved by their family and friends.