Monday, December 29, 2008

Carved Tagua Nut Hedgehog Thimble Holder

Dave hand carved this little Hedgehog thimble holder out of a Tagua Nut (South American Palm). Tagua Nut is commonly called “vegetable ivory” because it can be carved and scrimshawed like regular ivory. With time and use it will develop a patina like regular ivory and the relief carvings will become even more pronounced. 

This little hedgehog is approx 2 ¼ inches long by 1 ½ inches wide. Since this auction will end in 2009, Dave has initialed and dated it for the new year. To view more photos of this item, please click here.