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Tagua Nuts
(Polished & Raw)

Left: Polished Tagua Nut
Right: Raw Tagua Nut

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Tagua nuts are from the tagua palm, also known as ivory or ivory-nut palm. Tagua nuts are often substituted for elephant ivory. Most tagua nuts measure approximately 2.5" by 1.5" and weigh 50 grams or 0.1 pounds.

Just as the wood grain varies in trees, the composition of each tagua nut can present variations. For example, some pieces may have lines or marks due to the natural grain of the nut. When tagua nuts are heated, they will become a darker brown color and some will darken in some places more than others. Some tagua nuts are more cream-colored, whereas others are more white. The nuts have, and will also develop, a natural patina, which can be more pronounced in some than in others. This is the beauty of working with natural materials -- each piece is a little bit unique!

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R-1153-P Tagua Nut:Polished Buy on
R-1153-R Tagua Nut:Raw

Genus and species: Phytelephas aequatorialis. Wild.

There are no export controls for this item.

Product of Ecuador

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