The eyes of Buddha in a peaceful, meditative pose are highlighted in this beautiful artisan-carved bone cabochon in a pale coffee brown colour.
This 27mm piece was crafted for Indounik in Bali where Buddhism and other religions have had a big influence in shaping the type of Hinduism practised by most of the island's 4.2 million inhabitants.
It's ideal for jewelry-making and would make a stunning bracelet to match any pendant set with a larger 40mm cab in the same design.
This little cab could also feature on a greeting card, scrapbook page or the cover of a journal of your innermost thoughts, or make a stunning embellishment on luxury wedding invitations. Please convo me for details on custom orders for invitations.
Please note that this listing is for one piece only and that it may not be any of the pieces shown in my photos. No two of these carvings are ever identical but the piece you purchase will be very similar to those in the photos.
AT A GLANCE Size: Approx 27mm (L) x 10mm (W) Thickness: Approx 3mm Weight: Approx 2 grams Pieces per pack: 1 Material: Cow bone, flat-backed, not drilled Colour: Pale brown Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly have to sign on delivery. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 business days listed in my shipping profile but sometimes need more leeway if it's rainy season.
BACK STORY Bali is the biggest Hindu outpost outside of India but it's a hybrid form of the religion that incorporates elements of Buddhism, animism, and even Chinese Confucianism.
This religion is practised by more than 90 percent of Balinese as well as some residents of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, and Lombok, the little island to Bali's east. Together they represent only about 3% of the population of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation state.
What might not be so widely known is that in Java, once predominantly Hindu, a substantial number of Muslims follow a non-orthodox, Hindu-influenced form of Islam known as Agama Jawa.
Crafting beautiful ornaments and jewelry pieces from animal bone is a time-honoured tradition on the island of Bali. Bone is a sturdy and versatile material that is durable enough to craft a treasured heirloom.
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Feb 6, 2017 by Cathy McDonald
Always a great exchange with Robyn! Beautiful work, one of a kind