The natural nut of the Tagua Palm Tree is a practical alternative to animal ivory. Excellent for jewelry, inlay work, buttons, miniatures, scrimshaw, and much more, Tagua is naturally very hard and can be turned on a lathe or easily carved with rotary burrs. The results can be stained, buffed or polished. All Tagua nuts have a natural void within the nut, the size of which cannot be determined until it is cut open. Sizes vary between 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" diameter with five Tagua nuts per bag. Imported from South America.