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Tagua Nut carvings, a vegetable ivory from Ecuador.
The Tagua Nut earned its name from its ivory-like color and texture. With the near extinction of animal ivory, tagua nuts have become a highly valued commodity by artisans and consumers alike. In Ecuador, tagua is skillfully carved by artisans into figurines, keychains, ornaments, jewelry and boxes.