The piece combines the fascinating and beautifully coloured natural horn* with a deep black bridle strap.
This large statement piece looks stunning on dark or monochrome clothing. It can be worn in different ways, the leather piece can be opened and the chain rearranged. It can also work as a belt on a dress, the length is fully adjustable.
The individual links measure about 8cm by 5cm, the natural colours of this variety of horn range from translucent honey to opaque white. No need to say that every link and every chain is unique, but they all have the full beautiful range of colours particular to this horn.
The leather strap is hand-stitched by a bridlemaker in the UK with the finest english saddlery leather, the horn chain is made in Vietnam.
The huge chain and leather strap carry associations of bondage, but the large chain also appears like anchor chain – security, attachment, restraint… I like the complexity of the chain as a symbol.
*This horn is from a particular breed of cows, which are farm animals. They are not killed for their horn.