Phytelephas Tagua Palm Trees

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Tagua Vegetable Ivory Trees and Nuts - Tagua is a dried ivory-like nut harvested from palm trees growing in the Amazonian region of South America.

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The seed of Ecuadorean Ivory Palm

The seed of Ecuadorean Ivory Palm

Tagua ("tah-gwa"), also called ‘ivory nut’ or ‘vegetable ivory’, are primarily the dried seedpod of the Tagua Palm tree (Phytelephas macrocarpa) which grows in tropical rainforests of South America. Tagua nut vegetable ivory is found in Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Panamá, Brazil.

Tagua ("tah-gwa"), also called ‘ivory nut’ or ‘vegetable ivory’, are primarily the dried seedpod of the Tagua Palm tree (Phytelephas macrocarpa) which grows in tropical rainforests of South America. Tagua nut vegetable ivory is found in Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Panamá, Brazil.

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Seed from Central African Republic Seed: Vegetal Ivory ~ by Ligia Rocha Vegetable ivory is a product made from the very hard white endosperm of the seeds of certain palm trees. Vegetable ivory is named for its resemblance to elephant ivory.

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Tagua Nuts (Vegetable Ivory) - From a type of palm tree. I have a bracelet made of tagua beads. Got Wood, Arts And Crafts, Diy Crafts, Assemblage, Wire Weaving, Sculpture, Handmade Beads, Vintage Buttons, Wood Carving

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Tagua Nuts (Vegetable Ivory) from Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley offers high-quality woodworking tools (woodturning, wood finishing, sharpening, woodcarving), gardening tools and hardware to woodworkers, cabinetmakers and gardeners

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Botanical Alternative to Elephant-Ivory - Phytelephas aequatorialis - Cultivated as a cash-crop and known as Ecuadorean-Ivory/Tagua-Palm. Given the trade-restrictions on Elephant-Ivory, Ivory-Palm endosperm is used as a substitute today, and traded as 'Vegetable-Ivory', Palm-Ivory, Corozo or Tagua. When dried out, it can be carved just like elephant-ivory; can be used for beads, buttons, figurines, jewelry, and can be dyed. More recently, palm-ivory has been used in production of bagpipes.

Botanical Alternative to Elephant-Ivory - Phytelephas aequatorialis - Cultivated as a cash-crop and known as Ecuadorean-Ivory/Tagua-Palm. Given the trade-restrictions on Elephant-Ivory, Ivory-Palm endosperm is used as a substitute today, and traded as 'Vegetable-Ivory', Palm-Ivory, Corozo or Tagua. When dried out, it can be carved just like elephant-ivory; can be used for beads, buttons, figurines, jewelry, and can be dyed. More recently, palm-ivory has been used in production of bagpipes.

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Tagua products are experiencing a comeback in an effort to protect endangered species such as elephants, whales and walruses that have been a source of animal ivory . In one year a tagua palm produces the same amount of "ivory" as one female elephant. The tagua nuts, however, are harvested by hand without harming the tree.

Tagua ("tah-gwa"), also called ‘ivory nut’ or ‘vegetable ivory’, are primarily the dried seedpod of the Tagua Palm tree (Phytelephas macrocarpa) which grows in tropical rainforests of South America. Tagua nut vegetable ivory is found in Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Panamá, Brazil.

Tagua ("tah-gwa"), also called ‘ivory nut’ or ‘vegetable ivory’, are primarily the dried seedpod of the Tagua Palm tree (Phytelephas macrocarpa) which grows in tropical rainforests of South America. Tagua nut vegetable ivory is found in Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Panamá, Brazil.