Tagua nuts are cut into bars and dyed with the brightest of colors. Also known as “vegetable ivory” tagua is produced by a palm-like tree in South America. Tagua nut’s grain is close and very hard, resembling the finest ivory. The nuts fall to the ground when mature, thus harvesting does not damage the trees. Cultural tradition and forest preservation combine in the use of this renewable resource.
- Tagua, cord
- 12.5L inches
- Handcrafted in Ecuador
Maquita (MCCH): MCCH (Maquita Chuchunchic Comercializando Como Hermanos), meaning “Let us join hands and do business as brothers”in Quechua and Spanish languages, is an Ecuadorian cooperative marketing NGO that works with craft groups scattered around the country, helping them with production, design and marketing.