This necklace is made out of tagua and braided leather. The leather strap allows you to wear the necklace in different ways. The leather strap allows you to wear the necklace in different ways. Tagua is a very special palm tree nut that grows on the Ecuadorian rain forest. It is known as the vegetable ivory due to its attractive creamy and white color that closely resembles the elephant tusk. By purchasing this product you are helping curb rain forest degradation and poverty in the costal provinces in Ecuador.