The large seed can be extruded from the pod of Saba's Tamarind trees. This one in particular is from the Crispeen Trail. In Asia, tamarind is used often cooking--a bit of a sour taste for sauces. The seeds are naturally shiny and hand drilled by Marie and strewn on Beadalon--which appears to be super fine and delicate but is actually strong and sturdy. Make it a matching set--matching bracelet and earrings available.