Pink sliced Tagua bracelet from Ecuador, carefully constructed using sliced discs of smooth, solid, Tagua Nut Seeds (vegetable ivory).
• Elasticated, so will fit most wrist sizes.
• This tagua nut seed (vegetable ivory) bracelet was handmade in the workshop of the Tituana family in Rio Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
• Part of a range of themed ethical jewellery pieces. (Click on the “Tagua” Tag above to reveal the selection.)
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Please note: specks of the brown shell skin of the tagua nut are visible – this is completely normal and add to the unique, natural appeal of this item.
DIMENSIONS – the larger pieces of this pink sliced Tagua bracelet have a diameter of 2.5 cm approximately.
Did you know?
Tagua nut seeds are also known as vegetable ivory and is a totally sustainable alternative to elephhant ivory.
From the heart of the Amazon grows a special tree called the Tagua, or Ivory Palm.
It produces an extraordinary fruit, the tagua nut and its seeds have been used by the indiginous people for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.
When ripe the seedpods fall to the ground and are gathered and dried for a period of up to 2 years after which they become extremely hard.
The Tagua nut seeds need to be dried naturally to separate it from its shell.
Once separated, it has a dark skin which must be removed to reveal the beautiful ivory colour.
With some polishing the seed has a fantastic finish.
Tagua Vegetable Ivory Artisan, Ecuador
The seeds are then cut into different shapes and dyed in a variety of natural colours, revealing the veins of the pure cellulose material giving each piece an individual and natural look.
Most importantly, tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory in the textile and fashion industries as the only natural alternative to animal ivory.
Furthermore, the income received from tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees of the Amazon.
And if you want to find out more, my Blog post Fair Trade links with the Amazon Rainforest is for you.
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