|Taqua Nut comes from several species of Palm Trees.
Because of its ivory like color and texture, it is also called
vegetable ivory. It is intricately carved and often
elaborately painted depicting the wildlife of Central
Tagua is replacing animal ivory and thereby protecting
endangered species such as elephants, whales and walruses.
Tagua has become highly valued by artisans and collectors.
It is a renewable and sustainable resource, harvested from
the rainforest, and as such is helping to preserve tropical
rainforests and provide income for indigenious peoples