Decorate your tree with these one of a kind bird ornaments, hand formed in Kenya using sustainably harvested cow horn, a reclaimed byproduct of the country's beef industry. The stunning natural striations bring richness and depth to any spot from which you hang them.
- Approximately 2.5" long x 3" wide
- Sustainably harvested cow horn
- CARE: Hand wash with mild, non-abrasive cleanser; do not allow to sit in water for prolonged periods
- Handmade in Kenya
This is special because...
Our collection of ethically made bone and horn tablewares are fashioned from African Longhorn Cattle raised as a food source --the Ankole cow in Uganda, and the Masai cow in Kenya. The horn of a mature African Longhorns can weigh between 900-1600 pounds and span 8 feet, thereby leaving a lot of raw material to produce utilitarian and ornamental goods! Transforming horn into objects of use is an age-old African tradition and begins with a hollowed horn shell, carefully selected and cut to the needed size. The material is then boiled until malleable, allowing it to be flattened, molded or bent into shape. Once cooled and solidified, the creation is cleaned, bleached and sanded up to five times to attain a smooth finish. Finally, it is polished and waxed to bring out unique colorations and striations*.
*Horn is a natural material and varies greatly in color and pattern. Please note your color preference at checkout and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.