Little Bali Zen Frog Carved Bone Bead

Sold by Indounik
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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This Little Bali Zen Frog Carved Bone Bead is the latest addition to the small creatures collection that I'm creating.

He is just so cuuuuute sitting cross-legged with his hands clasped in contemplation of all the gorgeous greenery around him on the Island of the Gods.

This little guy was designed for Indounik and hand-carved by a Balinese artisan who is not only a talented carver but also enjoys gardening.

You could use him as a guru bead on a wrist mala or incorporate him in a necklace of wild and wonderful treasures.

You'll see in the third and fourth photos that there are some variations between the beads and no two are likely to be identical.

My thanks to Sattya, aged 5, for helping to show the beads. Kodok is the word for frog in the Indonesian language.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment.

You'll find more members of my little menagerie in my Beads and Pendants section here -

Size: Approx 15mm (L) x 7mm (W) - may vary by 1mm or so
Thickness: Approx 8mm
Weight: Approx 2 grams each
Pieces per pack: 1
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone, drilled with a 1.5mm hole. The bone used in Indounik products is sourced from the neighbouring Indonesian island of Java and is a bi-product of the meat industry. Bone has been used in beads and jewelry, including malas, down the centuries.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via registered post with a tracking number, and with adequate packaging to ensure it arrives undamaged. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 business days listed in my shipping profile but sometimes need more leeway if it's rainy season or there are a lot of religious ceremonies. I refund on shipping overpayments in excess of $1.
Extra info: Please note that the beads are in the hands of a five-year-old in two of my photos and that I've used macro photography to capture the main image.

Indonesia is one of the most richly biodiverse nations on earth. Sadly, many plant and animal species are under threat from deforestation, conversion of land to palm oil production for food and bio fuels, and other environmental challenges.

In 2010, more than 900 scientists from around the world met in Bali at a conference of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation to release "The Bali Declaration," which calls for urgent efforts to slow rampant deforestation in Indonesia.

You can read the declaration here - (copy and paste into your browser)

Many species are endemic to just one or two islands of the 17,000 that make up the expansive Indonesian archipelago and rare plants and creatures are still being discovered.

In 2010, researchers surveying the planet’s rarest amphibians found one of the world’s smallest frogs – a creature about the size of a pea - living inside and around pitcher plants near a roadside in a national park on the island of Borneo, or Kalimantan as the Indonesian part of the island is known.

The frog's tadpoles grow in water inside the pitcher of Nepenthes ampullaria.

The same year, a Pinocchio-like frog was among about a dozen new mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds discovered in a so-called Lost World in an inaccessible mountain range in Indonesian West Papua

“Someday we'll find it, that rainbow connection, the lovers the dreamers and me.” ~ Kermit The Frog

Average review
Dec 9, 2017 by TsukiRaito
Best little bead. There was even a cute note included! Highly detailed and smooth.
Dec 6, 2017 by gothicalbats
Nice, thank you. Arrived quickly for international shipping!
Dec 6, 2017 by Susan Nelson
Shipping took a bit due to location, but I am VERY happy with my unique, 1 of a kind beads. Thanks for little extra.
Nov 9, 2017 by Melissa
Beautiful beads and super fast shipping!!!
May 25, 2017 by Jennifer Hasara

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