Bone Carving - Hawk Skull

Bone Carving - Hawk Skull

This small carving of a hawk skull may seem repellent at first. However, if you let it symbolize the freedom of flight, the lightness of being, and ultimately the end that we all must all face, it will remind you to enjoy and embrace the gifts of each day. Hand in the village of Tampaksiring, Bali.

All of our bone products are carved from cow bone, or in Bali known as water buffalo. In Indonesia, as in other tropical lands, the water buffalo is critical to farmers: it provides milk, it is a "living tractor” that plows rice paddies, and is prized by families. When a water buffalo dies, no part of it is wasted: in addition to providing beef to the family, the bones are cured and then carved by talented craft artists. The delicacy of this work reflects difficult hand skills that are passed from generation to generation. 

Approximately 1.25" L x 0.75" W x 0.75" H

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