Let Thailand inspire you with these unique water buffalo horn earrings featuring intricately-carved Thai butterfly shapes.
• Butterfly shape earrings in a natural, dark grey colour and individually cut, shaped and engraved with hand tools.
Then the etched pattern is is created with a steady hand.
• These Fair Trade butterfly shape earrings have been hand-carved by village artisans in Korat, northern Thailand.
An environmentally-sound product.
• Part of a range of Thai themed products. (Click on the “Thailand” Tag above to reveal the selection.) And check out the “You may also like” product suggestions below.)
Please remember that you are now just a few steps away from the actual Fair Trade producers in some of the world’s poorest communities. By shopping here and buying Fair Trade products you are helping to make a difference. Your purchase helps transform trade and change lives. How great is that?
Fair Trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers, workers and craftspeople in the developing world, such as Asia, South America and Africa.
Thai artisans carving waste water buffalo horn
DIMENSIONS – 2.5 cm wide x 2 cm high x 3 mm thick approximately.
PLEASE NOTE: each piece is unique and differs slightly, due to the nature of the raw materials used and the handmade nature of the carving.
Did you know?
Water buffalo horn carving is an ancient skill handed down from generation to generation.
Their sale helps support rural farmers by giving them an outlet to benefit from the sale of horns when their buffalo dies from natuaral causes (usually a time of great sadness and economic hardship for the families – the Thais love their buffalo and treat them almost as part of the family!).
Farmers use the buffalo for transporting heavy loads.
Rice cultivation in the fields would be virtually impossible without their help.
They can live for up to 25 years.
The Thai Government has an initiative to promote water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) as Thailand’s economic animals and main labour force for rural farmers.
And if you want to find out more about this amazing country, my Blog post —> Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know is for you!
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