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Tagua nut

tagua dice cracked in water

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  1. General
  2. Tagua and dice

more informations in Wikipedia article Vegetable ivory


Stone nut, also called Tagua are the seeds of the pear palm.
Because it should serve as a cheap substitute for ivory, it is also called ivory palm.

Tagua and dice

tagu dice lot

So starting from 1900 probably dice from Tagua were manufactured. 1920 was the highlight.
From 1989, with a ban on ivory, the -vegetable ivory- became interesting again as a substitute
The majority of the dice are vintage or even antique.

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