About Elephant Beans

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    lovazaposted 5 years ago

    I know I'm shooting this question to anyone that may have any idea about how Elephant Beans are being made.  I have one in my possession:  This red bean is a seed(Kuru) from the Manjadi Tree in India.  These beans are considered lucky beans. They are quite little. What intrigues me is that there is a lid,  made out of ivory or bone. You take this tiny lid off, and inside the bean holds 12 tiny(I mean a size of a pin head)intricately, beautifully carved elephants out of ivory or bone. You need a magnifying glass in order to view them. I can't find any information on how these elephants are being carved.