Tagua Nut Dragon Turtle (Long gui) Carving
This dragon turtle carving is so cute! This dragon turtle is carved from reconstituted tagua nut (otherwise known as ivory nut for its ability to replace real ivory as a sustainable carving material). It is approximately 6.5cm long and weighs approximately 70g. This listing is for one (1) dragon turtle. The one you receive may or may not be the exact one pictured.
Vegetable ivory or tagua nut is a product made from the very hard white endosperm of the seeds of certain palm trees. It's known as the “vegan ivory” because it is a sustainable (and humane) carving alternative to real ivory.
A dragon turtle (Lóngguī) is a legendary Chinese creature that combines two of the four celestial animals of Chinese mythology: the body of a turtle with a dragon's head is promoted as a positive ornament in Feng Shui, symbolizing courage, determination, fertility, longevity, power, success, and support.
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