Ecuador, Thin Sliced Tagua Jungle Bracelet
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Wear a rainbow on your arm! Colorful and unique, this elastic jungle bracelet is handmade by artisans in Ecuador out of tagua nuts--the seeds from the fruits of the ivory palm.
Slivers of tagua nuts are dyed in vibrant shades of exotic jungle flowers. 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.