A tiny nativity, carved from Tagua nuts. Each figure is produced from an individual nut, with carved Tagua pieces adding details. This nativity wonderfully displays the unique attributes of the Tagua nut, including the contrast between the dark outer skin and the milky white interior. Also known as “vegetable ivory,” Tagua is produced by a palm-like tree in South America. The nuts fall to the ground when mature, thus harvesting does not damage the trees. Tagua nut’s grain is close and very hard, resembling the finest ivory. Artisans carve each nut individually into the desired form. Cultural tradition and forest
preservation combine in the use of this renewable resource. Set of 8 Approx. 1.25”H Made in Columbia
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