Honey Bee Bone Carving
The flare of the wings, the large eyes, and the tubular body distinguish this comical insect. However, is this a bee, a cicada, or something else? Hard to tell, but don't let that bug you: just enjoy it as it is! Hand carved 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 1.5" L x 1" W
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