Folks, I am going to list some of the best tagua Basket - Vase carvings I have ever had. These were done by Joel Carpio, one of the best tagua carvers in Panama. He hollows out the basket or vase once he has carved it out of a tagua nut. He does it by hand, no lathe. Then he etches the design onto the piece and finally it is painted. Only the best carvers are good at all three skills. Each of these is about 1.5 to 2 inches tall. Click for the larger images so you can really enjoy them. There are less expensive examples in the eBay store but these are the best.