Horns of My Dilemma Carved Bone Crescent Pendant Bead 30mm Undrilled

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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Horns of My Dilemma is the name I've chosen for this striking carved bone crescent pendant bead.

Double horns or crescent moon are names also used to describe this potent carving.

As you can see from the photos, this 30mm piece is carved both sides with a smooth curved surface, and is not drilled.

Please note that this listing is for one piece only. This carving is also available with a hole drilled either through the middle or to one side, and comes in black and brown horn, and in sustainable sawo wood. You'll find the other listings here


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Size: Approx 30mm (L) x 30mm (W) - about 1.18 in (L) x 1.18 in (W)
Thickness: Approx 7mm front to back at the mid-section
Weight: Approx 3 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Off-white, ivory or cream depending on the bone used to make the piece.
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - carved both sides, not drilled. 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 be shipped from Bali, Indonesia, via registered post with a tracking number in a padded post pack to protect it, and the cost of the pack is included in the shipping fee. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 days listed in my shipping profile. Please note that you will almost certainly need to sign for the package upon delivery so please supply a shipping address that is convenient for that.

Mekepung or bull races are held in the west Bali regency of Jembrana from July to October each year.

Madurese migrants introduced the sport to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, and it has become a tourist attraction for one of the least visited regencies on the Island of the Gods.

While I'm not a fan of the use of animals for this type of sport and have never actually seen one of these events, the races are said to be thrilling contests between teams of two young water buffalo harnessed to a chariot.

The chariot is ridden by a jockey who holds onto the bulls' tails as they career down a 2km race course, kicking up dust and sweat.

The water buffalo used in these races are said to be treated with great care, and are fed elaborate diets containing "all sorts of wonderful potions and secret ingredients".

Most of the races happen outside the regency capital of Negara, next to a river estuary in the location of Parancak.

“Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.” ~ American humorist Josh Billings.


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

    Average review
    Amazing quality as always! Fast shipping!
    May 2, 2018 by Marios Klouni
    Everything is perfect, as always! I'm already making a new order!
    Jan 26, 2018 by Fanny Gacquerre
    As always, I love the Indounik's beads! They are really beautiful, and ethical and you can note that the seller is really nice! You can order on blind faith! :)
    Dec 21, 2016 by Fanny Gacquerre
    As always, I love the Indounik's beads! They are really beautiful, and ethical and you can note that the seller is really nice! You can order on blind faith! :)
    Dec 21, 2016 by Fanny Gacquerre
    Seller very friendly, shipped very quickly - had to wait a while for the international shipping but was worth it! Very good pendants!
    Dec 6, 2016 by Alicia

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