Wounaan Carved Tagua

Tagua, endemic palm nuts from the Darien region of Panama, has all of the properties of animal ivory. The talented men of the Wounaan tribe hand carve them into some of the most amazing figures from the neo-tropical animal kingdom and plant kingdom as well as comparable jewelry. While they have been likened to Japanese ivory netsuke, no animal has suffered in the acquisition of this vegetable form of ivory. The delicate grace and beauty of each tagua piece will surprise and delight any lover of art or nature.

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