Lago bag keyring/jewellery. Ivory Vegetable.

14,50

This is a unique, original and 100% natural key ring!

  • A sumptuous little object with round lines.
  • Practical and decorative in voluptuous colours!
  • In ivory plant (also called tagua nut or corozo), a natural, very robust and maintenance-free material!
  • Handmade in Ecuador in a workshop following the rules of fair trade.
  • Height of the stained nut: approx. 5 cm.
  • Non-allergenic.
  • An explanatory leaflet on how to make the key rings is included with every key ring purchased.

 

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Plant Ivory... We hear more and more about it, but do you really know what it is?

It is in fact the seed of a South American palm tree, Phytelephas Macrocarpa. This seed is called "Tagua nut". It should be noted that the palm trees are not of course cut down for the production of these nuts, but raised and maintained for their tagua production.

It is therefore a natural 100% material, very robust and produced according to fair trade rules.

Ptoncle de tagua

The tagua nuts are taken out of their pods (bogue) and left to dry for a few months before being hand polished to remove the brown layer that protects the ivory-like surface. Hence the nickname "Ivory Plant", as it is very similar to animal ivory in appearance and feel.

Once polished, the nuts are then cut and dyed (traditional processes), then the key rings are patiently made one by one.

 

For your information, piano keys are now made of this material. In the past, before the advent of plastic, buttons for clothing were also made from this material!

 

More about Tagua & Co

Material

plant ivory

Country

Ecuador

Color

turquoise, red

Height

approx. 10 cm

Weight

approx. 35 gr.

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