Antique Pin Cushion carved of vegetable Tagus Nut 19th century - image 1 of 6

Offered is an original Vegetable Tagus Nut pin cushion, hand carved often by seamen in the 19th century.
Vegetable Tagus Nut comes from the seed of a tropical palm tree (Macrocarpus Phytelephas) that grows wild in the Amazon rainforest. Each piece was individually carved. This proved to be a God-send in that it afforded an admirable substitute for real tusk especially elephant tusk.
The object is very small measuring 1 ½ inches in diameter by 1 ½ high. The fabric on the cushion I believe to be the original and only shows one small tear or slit. It’s less than 1 lb.
This is a unique sewing collectable that I can not help but believe will please you very much.

ITEM ID
5140
COLOR
Brown
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Antique Pin Cushion carved of vegetable Tagus Nut 19th century

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