Snake Hatching from Taqua Nut Egg
Own a fascinating trompe-l-oeil: a snake emerging after its birth, perhaps imagining that it is utterly separate from its source of origin. Yet, in fact both are carved from a single tagua nut -- and, as such, perhaps a fitting gift for a parent or child. 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 1.5" L x 1.25" W
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