Owl Carving on Tagua Nut
“Owl Carving on Tagua Nut” carved on tagua nut, commonly known as “vegetable ivory” by talented unknown artist. Amazing amount of detail in these excellent carvings. Each feather is carefully delineated. Pieces will vary slightly in color and size. Great price
This material is commonly known as tagua nut, sometimes called vegetable ivory. The hard white endosperm of the seeds of certain palm trees is used. Vegetable ivory is named for its resemblance to animal ivory. Found in Central and South America.