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Akamba Cow Bone Pen

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  • These refillable pens are carved from domestic cow bone and wild olive wood in Kenya. The bone is dyed using a traditional batik process.

    Accepts Bic Stick refills (found at any office store). Sold singly. Measures 6"L x 0.5"D.

  • Kenyans from all walks of life value the ownership of cattle, both for food and for resources. Frequently, butchers are happy sell fragments of leftover cow bones to local artisans, who are incredibly skilled in transforming the bone into artwork, jewelry, and functional objects. With the mantra of "waste not," Kenyan artisans beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle while also creating stunning works of functional art.

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