Nut and Shell Beads
Salwag beads are normally carved to shape from the nut of the Salwag palm tree. The raw form is spherical in shape generally about 9mm in size. These seed beads are off-white with black veining.
Buri beads are hand-carved from the Buri tree, a palm tree native to the Philippines. The seed has ivory like qualities. Very hard, smooth and light-weight.