The batik process creates a lovely striped pattern.
Artists convert discarded domesticated cow
bone into striking decorative jewelry. The artists use a batik process
to create unique designs and patterns by placing wax over the bone
to act as a resist. With the rise of synthetic materials, the appeal of
goods handmade from natural organic substances remains. By
creating works of beauty for export to the world market from what
many modern cultures would perceive as waste material, Kenyan
artisans use natural elements to provide incomes for their families.
Height: 3" x Width: 1 1/2"