Etched Carved Bone - HORSE - PONY Centerpiece Bead!!
This incredible bone bead is truly unique. The intricate carving was done by hand, making each unique in their own way!! The eye is inset ebony giving it a beautiful life like expression! This horse's head is carved in such a way that you can see it getting ready to trumpet a challenge! It is drilled from the top of the head through the bottom.
The material comes from domestic cow or buffalo bone; both are used as draft animals (for example, to plow muddy rice paddies) and are consumed as food. They are highly valued and are not dispatched only for their horns or bones; these have an incredibly small value compared with that of a living animal. Water buffalo and Ox bone are obtained after death, and since the cultures from which they are attained believe in utilizing the whole animal, nothing goes to waste, and thus the animal is honored more fully.
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Quantity: 1 Centerpiece Bead
Material Type: Bone (Domestic Water Buffalo - Bubalus bubalis)
Legend: What a wonderful gift!