Tagua is a beautiful, smooth seed found in pods which emerge from the trunk of the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm. When ripe, the pods are either harvested from the trees or fall to the ground where they can be collected from the forest floor. The nuts are then dried naturally in the sun for several months. Once the dark shell is removed, a beautiful, hard ivory-like seed emerges, ready for our artisans to carve.
Tagua (tahg-wah) is a product of the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm and when its dried and polished it is nearly indistinguishable from genuine ivory because of its remarkable natural patterning, gleam and weight.