Tagua Nut Ornament Christmas Stocking
These Tagua Nut Ornament Slices are not just delicate but natural and unique. Tagua nut is a rainforest nut known as vegetable ivory for its likeness to animal ivory. These are seeds that grow in pods called cabezas, from the tagua nut palm tree. Tagua's smooth, hard texture is an ideal medium for carving jewelry, boxes and other figurines or using the seed slices as beads for necklaces, bracelets and other craft projects.
Naya Nayon, an Ecuador-based NGO, counters poverty and deforestation by creating new jobs that depend on conservation and responsible forest management. The organization works with 23 local artisans, mostly working in home-based workshops to create several, beautiful objects from tagua nuts. These nuts grow year-round in Ecuador and can be harvested without causing any harm to the rainforest.
- Average Measurement of each ornament - 1 3/8" high x 1 5/8" wide x 1/8" thick
- Come with a delacate gold cord for hanging
Natural tagua seed slices from Ecuador and fair trade imported.