Large Tusk Bead in Carved Bone 52mm Drilled

Sold by Indounik
$7.50
+ $4.50 shipping
$7.50
+ $4.50 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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This large tusk bead in carved bone is drilled with a 1.5mm hole for your finding, and is ideal for making that beautiful boho chic jewelry that's in vogue right now.

It would also make a pretty cool piece of men's statement jewelry, or a striking fastener on a leather-bound journal, or a tote.

Carved both sides, the tusk is about 52mm in length, and the top is about 17mm wide and about 5mm thick. The top is slightly curved, not flat, as you can see in my photos.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment.

You'll find more tusk beads in different shapes, sizes and materials in my shop here -

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Indounik/search?search_query=tusk&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

AT A GLANCE
Size: Approx 52mm (L) x 17mm (W) at the top - about 2in (L) x 0.66in (W).
Thickness: About 5mm
Weight: Approx 6 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Off-white
Material: Bovine bone, drilled with a 1.5mm hole as shown in my photos. This material is from the domestic water buffalo, Bubalus 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. The material used in Indounik products is 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.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will most probably have to sign for it upon delivery. It will be packaged to protect it in transit and the cost of the pack is included in my shipping fee. Please see my shop policies for more details.

BACK STORY
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.

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“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.
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