Paradise Double Horn Carved Black Horn Pendant Bead 50mm

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This Paradise double horn carved black horn pendant bead is something of a wild alternative to one of my most popular beads.

Instead of pointy tips, there are curlicues adorned with a delicate and divinely carved Balinese motif.

Though the origin is ethnic, the effect is boho chic, and what a stunning piece of statement jewelry it would make.

As you can see from the photos, the arc is carved all around with a smooth curved surface, and is not drilled. At the widest point across the curlicues, each bead measures about 50mm.

These pieces have been crafted with care an attention to detail by a Balinese artisan commissioned by me to make them.

They are exclusive to Indounik and you won't find them anywhere else but here in my Etsy shop.

This listing is for one piece only, and my preferred payment method is PAYPAL.

Please note that you should avoid wearing this piece in water. Please clean with a little jojoba or baby oil and a soft cloth.

This design is also available in plain bone, and in black horn with an abalone inlay that you can find in separate listings.

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

Size: Approx 50mm (W) x 36mm (L) - about 1.96in (W) x 1.4in (L)
Thickness: Approx 6mm front to back at the mid-section
Weight: Approx 5 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Black, black-brown
Material: Bovine horn - ox horn - carved both sides, not drilled. The material is from the domestic water buffalo, Bubalis bubalis, a bovine animal similar to the cow, used throughout Asia as a plough animal in the rice paddies that produce the staple food of this part of the world. It's sourced in Indonesia and the animals are not harmed for their bone or horn to be used in human ornamentation. It is a bi-product of animals that have come to the end of their life after being used for work and food - milk and sometimes meat. Horn has been used for thousands of years in traditional jewelry and other ornaments throughout the world.
Shipping: This item will be shipped from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail 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.

“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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