From the heart of the Amazon grows a special tree called the Tagua, or ivory palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the Tagua nut, which has been used for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.
The purchase of the nut supports the employment of nearly 35,000 indigenous people. The income received from Tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees. The nut is harvested and left to dry for 3 years.
These tactile tagua nuts offer a wonderful loose play resource. Each nut measures approximately 5-6cm long. These are not a toy and not suitable for children under 36 months. Adult supervision required.