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Vegetable Ivory Finds




While perusing the many drawers filled with buttons at Archangel Antiques a few weeks ago, I came across some lovely vintage specimens that I was told to be made from  vegetable ivory.  According to Wikipedia it is also known as corozo, a name used for the tagua nut found in the South American rain forest. I was very happy to read that both humanitarians and environmentalists appreciate its use. 
I bought a few buttons that day, all of which I have already used to adorn several new handbags I made. Posted above is a lovely example you can find in my shop.

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