Taurus The Bull Double Horn Carved Bone Pendant Bead 30mm, 1pc

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This Taurus The Bull double horn carved bone pendant bead is a variation of one of my most popular beads.

Whereas the pointy ends face inward on that stylized design, this one features horns that face straight up, like those of conventional bovine beasts.

As you can see from the photos, each of these pieces is carved all around with a smooth curved surface, and is not drilled.

Please note that this listing is for one piece only. This design is also available in black horn.

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You'll find the original double horn designs, and all variations, in a range of different materials, in different sizes, and with various drilling options here -


Size: Approx 30mm (W) x 22mm (L) - about 1.18 in (W) x 0.86 in (L)
Thickness: Approx 6mm front to back at the mid-section
Weight: Approx 2 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, and you will almost certainly have to sign for it on delivery. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 days listed in my shipping profile. Please see my shop policies prior to purchase for more important information about shipping and returns.

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.

“What shall he have that killed the deer?
His leather skin and horns to wear.
Then sing him home.
Take thou no scorn to wear the horn,
It was a crest ere thou wast born;
Thy father's father wore it,
And thy father bore it.
The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
Is not a thing to laugh to scorn."
~ William Shakespeare
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Super fast delivery. Arrived one week before expected date. I love them! Thank you!
Mar 27, 2016 by Christina Papakyriakou

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