Essentially a recycled waste material, often from antlers and horn.

* Typically hand carved by women and children of small communities around the globe, particularly in Africa and South America.

* Bone carved accessories are mostly designed for fashion but are equally good for both decoration and closure in detailing furnishings.

* Simple bracelets as curtain rings or on cushion backs, to pull fabric through–like a scarf or a belt, as well as many sizes and shapes of buttons and beads.

* Bone carvings have a lovely translucent quality and a long lasting sheen if they are polished. Colours range from pale opaline and alabaster to creamy tones and browns, which sit especially well with natural fibres of cotton, wool and linen.

* Bone black –one of the earliest and continuously used artists pigments is obtained form charred bone


see antlers and horn


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