Beautiful Hand Carved Tagua Ornaments - Heirloom Quality

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Swan or Grizzly Bear ornaments that look like they are carved from ivory.  Beautiful craftsmanship, sustainable materials, Fair Trade practices - the perfect combination! These animal ornaments are beautiful and come in their own little box to keep them safe when not on display. The ornaments are carved from Tagua nuts - also known as "vegetable ivory" which is a sustainable and eco friendly substitute for elephant ivory. The nuts are harvested from the rainforest floor in South America. Each seed is covered by a dark brown skin. Once the skin is removed a hard, smooth core is revealed and is perfect for carving. Fair Trade artisans in Ecuador transform the nuts into beautiful figurines, ornaments and jewelry. Fair Trade and Handmade, these ornaments make a perfect gift!