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Four Batik Bone Napkin Rings

Swahili Modern


  • These all-natural napkin rings are carved from cow bone, bleached, then dyed using a traditional batik process involving wax and plant-based dyes. The rings have an rich brown hue and feature unique markings. Designs will vary.

    Sold as a set of four, the napkin rings add African beauty to your dining table. Napkins NOT included.

    Measures 1.5"T x 1.5-2"D.

  • 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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