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 artiststs
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.
Height: 3 3/4" x Width: 1 5/8"
Due to the batik process being done by hand, patterns will be similar, but vary slightly.