Tagua Whale Pendant
This pendant is hand carved from a tagua nut, a seed from a type of palm that grows in the South American rainforests. Often known as vegetable ivory, tagua is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to animal ivory. A nut is selected that is as close to the desired finished shape as possible, which is then formed using a variety of sanding processes and polished to achieve a smooth surface.
This pendant is handmade by Carlos in Sasote, Ecuador.
This product comes packaged in a Just Trade box and includes information about the makers behind the piece.