Hand-Carved Tagua Nut Ornament of an Otter 26441

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A charming 3 1/4” wide otter ornament or figurine hand-carved from the Tagua nut.  Ready to hang.


Tagua nuts – sometimes called an ivory nut or fatty nut – is a product of the Tagua palm and, when dried, the cream-hued interior nut carves similarly to elephant or walrus tusk ivory but is kinder and sustainable.  The product of a tree native to South and Latin America, the economic benefits of harvesting the nuts for folk art use is key to preventing the deforestation and destruction of these trees in both crop areas and in the forests.


This sweet ornament of an otter on its back and cradling a prize has been hand-carved with fine detail and can be hung on a Christmas tree or kept out year-round for all otter lovers to enjoy.  Hand-crafted, each will vary slightly in size but all average 1 3/4” in height, 3 ½” in width and may range in color from a dark cream to a light brown.  Please let us pick out a very special one for you.


Handmade in Ecuador.