Long chain carved from domestic black water buffalo horn*
Buffalo horn* is lightweight natural material and feels warm on the skin. The colour is a beautiful deep black with a sheen on the surface. The chain shows the subtle irregularities of a handcrafted piece. Made in north Vietnam.
Chain length ca 75cm hanging.
(The chain links are carved from solid horn, so every second link has been cut on one narrow side and reclosed in order to assemble the chain. This is almost invisible, you can see it on some of the images when zooming in.)
*domesticated water buffalo are precious farm animals across asia, and a buffalo would never be kept or killed for its horn. It is taken as a ‘byproduct’ after the animal’s death and used as a purely decorative item. It has no excessive commercial value (unlike ivory, or the horn from wild and threatened rhinos, which has unfortunate myths of medical benefits attached to it and is illegal to trade).
Rest of World: £10