The artists like to say they look at the nut and see the animals within. Then through their carving skills they release them. Here we have a super turtle in its shell carving. One use would be to drill it from the rear of the shell and install a jump ring. Then it could be a pendant or used in another jewelry creation.
I have probably had this carving in my inventory for 25 years. I have several boxes of all white carvings that I rarely get around to anymore. White means the natural color of tagua. It is why tagua is often referred to as vegetable ivory or called ivory nut.
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Every tagua carving is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
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