FEATURES- The tagua palm tree which grows in tropical forest of South America
By kena On 25 Jul, 2014 At 11:29 AM | Categorized As Features | With 0 Comments

by Joana Toro

3/20/07 San Pablo de Borbur Boyaca Colombia. The crops of Tagua are very common in the town of San Pablo de Borbur, and also the fabrication of jewelry and beautiful accessories from The nut of the Tagua or elephant plant that is a dried seed from the tagua palm tree which grows in tropical forest of South America.

Other name for Tagua is vegetable ivory because is very similar an elephant ivory the vegetal is hard unbreakable and beautiful too and easy to get you don’t have to kill an elephant in order to get it.

The Tagua nut comes in a fruit that carries multiples nuts, each nut has a shell that contains the seed. this seed is the size of a chicken egg and is covered in a thin brown skin. The nuts are sun-dried for four months then is posible to make jewelry when is carved and be polished to a bright shine using colors.
Many people in San Pablo de Borbur lives of the Tagua ones in crops other as artisans.

 

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