A Little Bit Of This Small Hand Charm Pair in Carved Bone 25mm

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A Little Bit Of This is a small hand charm pair carved from bovine bone by a Balinese artisan.

This listing is for one left hand and one right hand drilled through the end of the wrist for a pin that you'll need to source yourself if you wish to attach it to a charm bracelet.

If you're a silversmith, you might like to add tiny jewelry items to the slender little wrist or fingers to embellish them.

About 25mm in length, each piece is a left hand with thumb and index finger touching, suggestive of a pinch of salt, or a little bit of this!

Practitioners of kundalini yoga may see in this gesture the guyan mudra, stimulating knowledge and ability. The index finger is symbolised by Jupiter, and the thumb represents the ego. This mudra imparts receptivity and calm.

To get an appreciation of the small scale of these miniatures, please see my final photo. Just hover your cursor over the listing photo and click the arrow to scroll through the images.

They may not match perfectly to the millimeter. Please remember they're made by hand.

If you've purchased my bone and black horn pair version of this carving, please note that those pieces were about 18mm in length so the single hand in this listing is a little bigger.

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Size: Approx 25mm (L) x 10mm (W) - 0.98in (L) x 0.39in (W)
Thickness: Approx 1mm at the fingers and 5mm at the wrist
Weight: Less than a gram
Pieces per pack: 2 - one left hand, one right hand
Colour: Off-white or ivory
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - and bovine horn, carved all around, and each drilled with a tiny hole through the end of the wrist. The bone used in Indounik products is sourced from java where it is a bi-product of the meat industry. No animal was harmed for its bone or horn for human ornamentation.
Shipping: These items will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with tracking, and you'll almost certainly have to sign for it on delivery. It will be well packaged to protect it in transit, and the cost of the pack is included in the shipping fee. Please see my shop policies prior to purchase by clicking on the button above.

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 elaborate 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


Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Average review
Love these... Such good quality❤ Recommended 4 sure🌸
May 29, 2018 by Tammie Moore

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