Batik giraffe print square bone earrings.
• Unique Fair Trade bone earrings, featuring delicately crafted square beads with a giraffe print.
• You’ll love the fact that waste cow bone is given a second life by transforming into this pair of earrings.
• A sanding machine is used to shape the bone. The patterns are then created with hot wax – a technique known as Batik.
• A black Maasai bead adorns the fitting where the earrings attach to the hooks.
• Part of a range of themed products. (Click on the “Giraffes” Tag above to reveal the selection.) And check out the “You may also like” product suggestions below.
• The hooks are made from nickel-free base metal are therefore hypoallergenic.
• Here in the UK, cow bone is hardly what we would consider a crafting material, but in Kenya, cow bone is both an inexpensive raw material and traditional crafting medium.
Hand-crafted by skilled artisans at Excel Concepts in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. They love working with recycled cow bone. Bringing you a distinctive product inspired by locally-sourced materials and displaying the vibrancy of African culture.
“Asante sana” (Thank you).
DIMENSIONS – the beads are 2.3 cm square approximately.
“Kazuri”, which means small and beautiful in Swahili, certainly applies to these earrings!
Did you know?
Batik is a traditional method where a design is applied using hot wax, then the object is dyed (black in this case) and the dried wax is removed to reveal a distinctive and unique white silhouette of the wax seal.
Please note: the bone used is always and only from the “Bovine species” ie a cow.
It is NOT from the female gender of large mammals (such as the whale, walrus or elephant).
Also note: I take care to ensure that pictures and descriptions are as accurate and representative as possible. But please be aware that the products are handmade in the developing world (often using locally-sourced and/or recycled materials) and minor variations may occur. It’s what makes each item truly unique!
Find out more about Excel Concepts and the work they do in Kibera Slum in Nairobi in my Blog post.
And discover 19 fascinating facts about Kenya right here.
And finally, keep things tidy at home…
Have you discovered this tiered wooden earring stand / holder / organiser?
Perfect for storing up to 40 pairs of earrings.
“AND REMEMBER, NO POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER – DELIVERY IS FREE.”