If you haven't experienced the beauty of Tagua, then it's time you tried! Tagua's beauty comes from its resemblance to ivory – once a very popular material for chess pieces, but banned for obvious reasons. Yet Tagua is completely derived from plants. The Tagua Palm Tree to be more specific. As such, you can have wonderfully handcrafted chess pieces to show off at your board, while knowing that neither animal nor tree got harmed for your gorgeous set!
Tagua is also a very hard substance and this gives Tagua Chess Pieces a good feelin your hand. And similarly to wooden chess pieces: At the end of their life, they are compostable! Although we can't see a reason why you would not want to pass such a chess set on to the next generation!