This elegant, Fair Trade necklace is made from Tagua nut seeds, also known as vegetable ivory, which come from an endangered palm tree that only grows in the tropical rainforests of the South American Pacific coasts.
• 3 large, solid, Tagua nut seeds on this necklace come in a dark brown colour and have a smooth, polished and luxurious finish.
• They are combined with numerous smaller “unpeeled” natural brown seeds and a knotted olive green cotton cord.
• Part of a range of themed ethical jewellery pieces. (Click on the “Tagua” Tag above to reveal the selection.)
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• Also available as a yellow Tagua nut necklace
This Fair Trade Tagua nut necklace was handmade by artisans at the Zoe Project in Lima, Peru.
DIMENSIONS – the drop when worn is 38 cm approximately.
Did you know?
The Tagua nut seeds mature into a hard, white ‘ivory-like’ substance (hence the reference to the term vegetable ivory) and are harvested without damaging either the plant, or it’s natural surroundings.
The Tagua nut is a renewable and sustainable product, and helps support the employment of nearly 35,000 people in the rainforests.
Most importantly, tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory in the textile and fashion industries.
Tagua (Vegetable Ivory) Nut Seed Sliced
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 from the shell it has a dark skin which must be removed to reveal the beautiful ivory colour.
With some polishing the seed has a fantastic finish.
The Tagua seed can then be cut into different shapes and forms.
It is also possible to dye the seed in a variety of different natural colours.
This process reveals the structure and veins of the pure cellulose material giving each piece an individual aspect and a natural look.
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