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S569-Zuni-Alvert-Lamy-tagua-nut-bear-carving

155.00

Could you find a bear in a tagua nut? 
Alvert Lamy, Zuni, did and here is his vision. 
2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"    S569 - $155 

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Among the material Zuni carvers create fetish es out of, one of the most curious is tagua nut.

Tagua is another term for the ivory palm, so called because the seeds of these trees, when dried, resemble are carve with the same characteristics as elephant ivory. When taqua nuts are carved, no elephants are injured.