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10 Peruvian VEGETABLE IVORY TAGUA TRAPEZOID BEADS Orange

Part Number Z87
10 Peruvian VEGETABLE IVORY TAGUA TRAPEZOID BEADS Orange
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Tagua (tahua, tawa) is the nut of a species of palm tree (Phytelephas macrocarpa) found throughout the north-west Amazon basin, which includes part of Peru. This palm has large pods which contain many smaller nuts that are easily cut and dyed. In their natural state, the nuts have the look of ivory, leading to the term "vegetable ivory" sometimes applied to them. The tagua palm is also called the ivory nut palm.

These ten tagua beads were hand-cut in a rough trapezoid. Their length varies from about 30 to about 45 mm, with angled ends, some with brown seed coasts remaining. They are about 6 mm wide and 6 mm tall, with 1 mm holes drilled more or less through the center of the sides, with some variation. Those of this lot are dyed orange.
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