Statement Bracelet hand carved Buffalo Horn

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Statement Bracelet hand carved Buffalo Horn

38.00

This bracelet is sized to fit almost every size wrist from small to large. The striations of the water buffalo horn stand out in contrast to the green stripe. Perfect for a statement piece and an excellent conversation starter, this product enriches the lives of the artisan who made it, Mr. Thang. 

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When you first look at these earrings, you might think you are looking at stone, maybe even wood, upon picking them up you’d find that they are amazingly lightweight, and not at all what they appear. What they are made of, however, is horn re-purposed from a water buffalo. These creatures are like cattle to their native area and when harvested the horn would typically be tossed aside. Not so in Vietnam, these horns are salvaged and cut down from the base to the tip to create bangles, bracelets, necklaces and earrings; they are fused with paint through a special process that brings a pop of color to the natural splendor of the horn. The owner of the company learned these trade secrets from his family. He was discovered by the Faire Trade program that has partnered with him in order to create employment and healthcare opportunities in the area. Each individual is provided the opportunity to start and gradually move through the ranks to support themselves and their families and are provided with a living wage from day one. These are wonderful as a statement piece and also in turn, make a statement themselves in the lives of the artisans who create them.