Miniature Hand Charm in Carved Mother of Pearl Shell 18mm Jewelry and Beading Supply Item

Sold by Indounik
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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This Miniature Hand Charm in Carved Mother of Pearl Shell can be used as a jewelry and beading supply item, or as an embellishment for a scrapbook, an art journal, or an altered book.

About 18mm long and custom made for me in Bali, Indonesia, it comes drilled with a 1mm hole at the top for your finding.

Several of the pieces in this batch are predominently white or ivory with beautiful nacreous irridescence, others are a golden yellow colour.

Please note that this listing is for one charm only. If you prefer a pair you'll find the listing here -

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Size: Approx 18mm (L) and 8mm (W) - about 0.70in (L) x 0.31mm (W). Please see my final photo for a better idea of the proportions.
Thickness: Approx 3mm
Weight: Less than 1 gram
Pieces per pack: 1 left hand
Material: Mother of pearl shell, also known as nacre - flat-backed, drilled with a 1mm hole at the wrist. The mother of pearl shell used in Indounik products is from cultivated stocks of the mollusk Pinctada Maxima, not from wild harvested marine creatures.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with tracking. The charm will be well packaged to protect it in transit, and the cost of the pack is included in the shipping fee.

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 eleborate 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'.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Average review
Lovely totally unique pendant bead, i would thoroughly recommend this shop and the service is great
5 days ago by Natalia Charogianni
Very nice. I would order from this shop again.
Sep 2, 2017 by Thistle and Ore Co.
So very happy with my order. These were perfect. Packed carefully and shipped quickly.
Jun 21, 2017 by Natalie G
Just arrived and it is so lovely! Cannot wait to make a necklace out of it... Excellent communication from the seller! She took the time and went a above and beyond to make sure I got it. Thanks again!
Apr 26, 2017 by Liesje
Working with Robyn was so easy! I never thought ordering from Indonesia would be made so simple! What a great collection! Thanks so much for all your help!
Mar 28, 2017 by Leah Violet

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