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Ecuador Vegetable Ivory Hedgehog Ornament

$45.00
* Hedgehog ornament
* 1" Length, 1" Width, 2" Height
* Ivory and brown color
* Hand-carved from hard and dense white tagua nut
* Tagua nut is called vegetable ivory 
* A loop is attached for hanging
* Made in Ecuador

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Tagua nut is also called vegetable ivory. The nut has similar color to ivory and can be carved to resemble elephant ivory. The nuts are harvested from Tagua Palm. This nut creates a positive impact on the environment and also provides employemnt to artisans. Tagua palm is mainly grown in Ecuador and is popular for carved tagua nuts.