Tagua Whale Necklace – Fair Trade
Tagua whale necklace. Whale pendant skillfully hand carved from a tagua nut*. A wonderful, oversized whale necklace. A wonderful addition to an outfit. Lovely over a dress, jumper or shirt. And great in summer or winter. Something a little bit different, a great talking point and a lovely gift. And your necklace will arrive wrapped in ethically sourced tissue. And makes a lovely gift.
*Tagua is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. Often known as vegetable ivory, it is a sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory.
Provenance: Handmade, fair trade in Sosote, Ecuador, by Carlos, Ronald and their friends. A nut is selected that is as close to the desired finished shape as possible. The shape is then formed using a variety of sanding processes and polished to achieve a smooth surface. Ethical jewellery, handmade by Carlos in Sosote, Ecuador.
Dimensions: Approx chain length 90cm, Whale 4.5cm x 2cm.
Care: Tagua – a natural, organic material and the undyed products may darken slightly over time. Buff dull Tagua jewellery with a soft white cotton cloth. Although fairly hardwearing material, please be aware that if you drop tagua onto or knock it against a hard surface it could chip. Never immerse your tagua jewellery in water as this can cause it to crack.