Buddha Eyes 30mm Drilled Cabochon in Carved Bone

Sold by Indounik
(13)
$7.00
+ $5.00 shipping
$7.00
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Item details

This Buddha Eyes 30mm drilled cabochon is made from carved bone and comes with 1mm holes in the top left and right corners for the beadworkers who should find it ideal for stringing.

It's the smallest of two different sizes in this design that I've had drilled this way. The other is about 40mm. There is also a 40mm cab with holes in each of the four corners.

Please note that the hole size in this latest batch is 1mm so it's smaller than is show in the stock photos.

This piece with its serene face 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.

You can see other Buddha cabs here http://www.etsy.com/shop/Indounik/search?search_query=buddha&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6011725&shopname=Indounik

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AT A GLANCE:
Size: Approx 30mm (L) x 14mm (W)
Thickness: Approx 3mm
Weight: Approx 2 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Material: Bone, flat-backed, drilled with a 1mm hole in each of the top left and right corners
Colour: Off-white or ivory
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 upon delivery. It will be well packaged to protect it from damage. Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.
Extra info: The same design is available in a bigger size about 40mm x 20mm. See separate listing from the link above.

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 among many of the world's cultures, including several of the diverse ethnic groups scattered through the Indonesian archipelago.

Delicately hand-carved pieces come alive in the hands of talented artisans such as those found on the island of Bali. Bone is a sturdy and versatile material that is durable enough to craft a treasured heirloom.

The bone used in Indounik cabochons is from cattle and is sourced from neighbouring Java. It is carved in the village of Tampaksiring, home of the island's best carvers of bone, horn and shell.

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“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." ~ Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
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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


Reviews
Average review
(13)
Feb 6, 2017 by Cathy McDonald
Beautifully carved beads, securely packaged, super fast shipping and excellent communication from a very helpful and friendly person!! This shop deserves to be busy!
May 4, 2016 by Teri
Lovely little charm - thanks!
Apr 12, 2016 by Bunny Hipps
Apr 1, 2016 by jcbrownesq
Arrived safely and it looks beautiful. Great communication from the seller! Thank you :)
Oct 7, 2013 by NBDesigns

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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Europe 2-3 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 2-3 weeks
Asia Pacific 2-3 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean 2-4 weeks
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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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