Sea Turtle Carving
“Sea Turtle Carving” done on a tagua nut, commonly known as “vegetable ivory” created by very talented unknown carver. Amazing detail on these carvings. Look at the fins and shell for instance. Each one will vary slightly in color and size. That is why they are all one of a kind.
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