With nothing to do I took photo of this nut carving I did in 1996, I would carry this in my pocket and when I felt like it I did some whittling, all done with small tools and some dental burrs, yes I use a dental drill with that horrible sound we all know:-)
Tagua nut is a palm tree fruit that is gown for its oil, if its left to dry the nut become very hard and look like Ivory,
thus the name "Vegetable ivory"
*Each fruit has about 8 of those nuts, each nut is bout 2".
Please click on the link to see the base,
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