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Reproduction Victorian Hand Pendant 52mm

Sold by Indounik
(19)
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Item details

This reproduction Victorian hand pendant, crafted in Bali, Indonesia, can be used for steampunk or other jewelry, or for an art assemblage.

If you're a silversmith, you might like to add tiny jewelry items to the piece to embellish it.

About 52mm long and custom made for me, it was inspired by a brooch carved in ivory that I once saw in The Jetty's shop on Etsy.

The long slender index finger is pointing out from the hand with the cuff of a sleeve also part of the design.

A 1.5mm hole is drilled left to right through the top of the sleeve, best seen in the third and fourth photos. Just hover your cursor over the photo and click the arrow to scroll through the images.

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AT A GLANCE
Size: Approx 52mm (L) from the index fingertip to the base of the end of the cuff, and 12mm (W)
Thickness: Approx 6mm (¼ inch)
Weight: Approx 3 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: White, ivory (putih)
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - carved all around, and drilled with a 1.5mm as described above and shown in my photos. The bone used in Indounik products is sourced from the neighbouring Indonesian island of Java where it's a bi-product of the meat industry.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with tracking and you'll almost certainly have to sign on delivery. It will be well packaged to protect it in transit, and the cost of the pack is included in the shipping fee. Please see my shop policies prior to purchase by clicking on the button above.
Extra info: Please note that Indounik does not and never will trade in ivory. These items are brought to you in carved bone in the hope they will satisfy the desire for a piece of jewelry that once was made from the tusks of elephants, an animal now standing on the brink of extinction.

BACK STORY
Many a talented hand resides on the Island of the Gods, Bali. It's said that all Balinese are artists and this seems to be true, whether they be painters, sculptors of stone or wood, carvers of bone, shell or horn, silversmiths, makers of the elaborate costumes worn in performance theatre and dance, crafters of the intricately patterned shadow puppets known as wayang kulit, the dalangs who control them, carvers of the tiny picture stories inscribed in lontar palm leaf books, or the makers of batik, ikat and songket textiles.

Or, more simply, the makers of the intricately woven and elaborately constructed offerings to the gods that are made in every quarter of the island pretty much every hour of every day.

Everywhere you go on this captivating island, you'll see evidence that the Balinese have woven art into the very fabric of their religion and their daily lives.

Mexican artist and art historian Miguel Covarrubias, who first visited Bali on his honeymoon in 1930, described Balinese art as "a highly developed, although informal Baroque folk art that combines the peasant liveliness with the refinement of classicism of Hinduistic Java, but free of the conservative prejudice and with a new vitality fired by the exuberance of the demonic spirit of the tropical primitive".

Covarrubias wrote a fabulous book, Island of Bali, published in 1937 and you can get it on Amazon if you'd like to learn about Balinese art history, culture and beliefs.

The word for hand in Bahasa Indonesia is 'tangan'.
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In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders


    Reviews
    Average review
    (19)
    Jun 2, 2018 by Anne D
    Jun 1, 2018 by Dorene Scogin
    Lucky lovely craftsmanship❣ recommended for sure
    May 29, 2018 by Tammie Moore
    Love these! And such beautiful packaging. Thank you.
    Jan 3, 2018 by Catherine Owen
    These pieces are finely carved and very pretty. They were well packed and the seller communicates well. While the shipping time was longer than expected the pieces will arrive and are worth the wait, especially considering the quality to price paid.
    Sep 7, 2016 by jack7greta

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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North America 2-3 weeks
Europe 2-3 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 2-3 weeks
Asia Pacific 2-3 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean 2-4 weeks
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Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
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