Tagua Crochet Necklaces - Jarina - Handmade in the Amazon. has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.

Tagua Crochet Necklaces - Jarina - Handmade in the Amazon.

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All natural tagua seeds - wild harvested, polished, hand drilled and dyed by Amazon artisans.These necklaces are made in Belem by female artisans whose lives improved greatly after they started working with eco-jewelry, they now have clients all over the world.

WHAT’S TAGUA:

Tagua Nut, also known as Vegetable Ivory, is the seed that comes from Phytelephas Macrocarpa palm tree that grows in the tropical rainforest of South America. Tagua nuts grow in large spike clusters, reminding a honey cone with many nuts inside. They are pure cellulose and before the nuts mature, they are soft and can be eaten – they taste just like a fresh coconut. 
Many Tagua nuts present a crack in the center due to the drying process and the density is very close to the density of ANIMAL IVORY. Tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory (elephants and other) in the textile and fashion industries. In one year, one Tagua Nut palm produces as much ivory as an average female African elephant. No HARM is done to the nature and the Tagua Nut production market employs hundreds of families.

For jewelry makers: this shop sells beautiful tagua and acai beads

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NOT FOR KIDS who like to swallow pretty colorful things, keep away from your dogs as they seem to love these seeds!

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