Dolphin Pod Trio - Horn Carving
If you've been lucky enough to see swimming or leaping dolphins in the ocean, this carving of three circling dolphins is sure to bring a smile to you, and a happy memory of days at the beach. Carved from buffalo horn. Hand carved in the village of Tampaksiring, Bali.
All of our bone products are carved from cow bone or horn, 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 1.75" D.iameter
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