Title: Batik Bone and Aluminum Earrings
Material: Batik bone, brass and aluminum
Description: For centuries, natural substances served
purposes now reserved for synthetic materials. Clay,
soil, wood, seeds, leaf fiber, stones, skins, hair, and
bones were employed for function and adornment.
Today, the necessity of using natural materials is gone,
but the appeal of goods hand-made from organic
substances remains. Kenyan bone artists use a batik
dying method to convert discarded domesticated cow
bones into striking decorative and daily use items. By
creating works of beauty for export to the world market
from what many modern cultures would perceive as
waste material, Kenyan artisans use elements of their
heritage to progress in a rapidly changing world. Batik
bone is incorporated into various items such as earrings,
necklaces, bracelets, salad servers, key-rings, beads, etc..
The batik bone gives a unique, creative and cultural
aesthetic to these earrings.
Dimensions: Approximately 4 1/2" height x 3/4" width x 1/4" depth