Here is another vintage natural tagua carving that has been dunked in a light colored cocobolo dye. The color brown is made by boiling cocobolo wood chips. The dye is normally used on chunga or the basket fiber the Wounaan woman use to make their fine baskets. Occasionally a husband or brother will dunk a white tagua carving to see what he will get. Here is a good result. What is special to me is that the artist left touches of the tagua nut’s outer covering on the carving as clear evidence that this is a true tagua carving. Click for the larger images.