Penguin Carving on Tagua Nut
“Penguin Carving on Tagua Nut” done on tagua nut, also known as “vegetable ivory” by talented unknown carver. Love the stoic gaze of this little guy. Sizes and color will vary slightly from carving to carving. That’s why each is one of a kind. Great price for this amount of work.
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.