Karang Bintulu Carved Bone Dark Brown Bead 20mm

Sold by Indounik
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This Karang Bintulu carved bone dark brown bead features one unblinking eye set over a row of fearsome fangs, a typical feature of Balinese temple carvings.

Hand-carved for Indounik in Bali and suitably masculine, this fine little specimen of ethnic art can be used in a man's pendant or bracelet.

This double-sided bead design is also available as a flat-backed cabochon that you can find here -


This listing is for one piece only.

You can see an example of the design in the stone carving I photographed on Jalan Raya Ubud - the main street of Ubud, Bali's art and culture capital - in my final photo.

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Diameter: Approx 20mm - 0.78 inches
Thickness: Approx 6mm
Weight: Approx 3 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - drilled with a 1.5mm hole, top to bottom. The bone used in Indounik cabochons is from cattle, is a bi-product of food consumption, and is sourced from neighbouring Java.
Colour: Dark brown, with variable intensity of colour. Due to varying monitor settings there may be slight differences between what you see on your screen and the actual colour.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly have to sign for it on delivery. It will be well packaged to protect it in transit, and the cost is included in the shipping fee. Please see my shop policies before making your purchase.

The ornate carvings that adorn Balinese temples and other architecture are generally carved in soft volcanic sandstone known as paras.

The inspiration for many of the motifs may have originated in India but they have been subjected to strong local influences, so much so that over the centuries, they've evolved uniquely Balinese characteristics.

The most important carved images are reserved for the temple walls and gateways because they divide the sacred precincts from the profane, secular world outside.

The Balinese are master carvers, not only of stone but also of bone, a sturdy and versatile material that is durable enough to craft a treasured heirloom.

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius

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