Gecko Emerging from Taqua Nut Egg
No, geckos don't really hatch from tagua nuts, but this one does, and already it has the alert expression of a much older relative. It is peering over the edge of its former home, perhaps looking for food, but more likely just taking in the wonders of Bali. The byproducts of Palm trees come in many forms, one being the “tagua" nuts – each roughly 2" long – so closely resemble the color of an elephant’s tusk, they have been used as a renewable replacement for ivory carving worldwide. These rainforest seeds are extremely dense. We're happy to bring you exquisite examples of such pieces from Bali: nature's beauty enhanced by human artistry. Hand carved in the village of Tampaksiring, Bali.
Approximately 2" L x 1" W
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