Batik cow bone beads, giraffe design

$24.00

40 cow bone beads, rondelle shaped, batik dyed

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Description

These beautiful giraffe striped rondelle shaped bone beads were made in Kenya.
Hand-carved from cow bone, they have an inlaid wooden core.
Length of the strand: 24 inches (60 cm.) raffia excluded.
Number of beads: 40. Bead Size: 20-23 mm diam. x 15 mm. (from hole to hole). Hole Size: 3mm. Weight 290 grams.

Most modern bone beads are made from cow or sheep or camel bones and are a byproduct of the food industry. In Kenya, skilled craftsmen carve and shape recycled bones, then use a wax resist batik process to create African designs.

Additional information

Weight 300 g

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