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Cow Bone African Earrings

Swahili Modern


  • Kenyans artisans hand-carve local cow bone, transforming it into modern African jewelry. Each cow bone piece is polished, then dyed using a traditional batik dying process that creates beautifully contrasted designs.

    Additional  beads add even more style and visual appeal. Earrings measure approximately 3" L.

  • Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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