Ivory white long Cadhozliso tagua necklace by Artisan Life
This Cadhozliso necklace is a lovely deep grey and is made with a series of flat organic shaped round discs of tagua, linked together and suspended on a double string of deep brown leather cord. The tagua discs have deeper colour around the edges, which is caused by the deeper shade of the outside skin of the nut which the necklace is made from.
The necklace measures approximately 70cm and each disc is around 2.5cm across.
Tagua is also called 'vegetable ivory' and is a totally natural product, derived from tagua nuts which are native to Columbia and other areas of South America. Harvesting the nuts and using them to make jewellery is a way to earn a living from the natural environment for local people in Columbia. After harvesting, the nuts are dyed and dried, for several years, before being cut, sliced, or made into beads, which are all gently polished. The result is a silky smooth finish which feels very similar to ivory.