Friday, March 18, 2011


The tagua is known as ivory nut or vegetable ivory, this is a seed that grows in the tropical rain forest in Ecuador.
It is mainly used to make buttons as well as artistic figures and decorative motifs.

Some Ecuadorian artisans work this seed, preparing crafts of an unique beauty.
In Ecuador, the tagua grows in the subtropical zone between the Andes and the Coast especially in the provinces of ManabĂ­ and Esmeraldas.

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