Ankole Horn Vase - small

Ankole Horn Vase - small

80.00

Beautifully crafted to emphasis the natural grains, this unique vase is a stand out piece in any setting. Simply elegant and a real talking point to put in your home. 

Handcrafted in Uganda using upcycled Ankole cowhorn, which was previously discarded or burnt as part of the cattle industry. This vase was hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and moulded at high temperatures. It was meticulously sanded, polished, and then sealed with a waterproof lacquer to ensure it's new function as a vase. 

Due to the considerable size of Ankole horns and their wide range of naturally occurring colours, these vases are crafted out of single pieces of horn and are truly one-of-a-kind. No two will ever be exactly alike. 

Each vase is individually hand-crafted by an artisan in a fair trade environment in Uganda and would make the perfect gift for the discerning interiors addict. Imperfections should be expected and simply add to the charm of your handmade good.

DETAIL

Material: Ankole Cow Horn

Size: 10-11cm diameter x 21-22cm height (approx)

Care: Hand wash in lukewarm water and dry. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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Impact

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The manufacture of our horn products benefits both people and planet; through the reduction of waste and pollution, with income generation for local Ugandan people through the resulting horn crafting industry. 

Recognising the horns natural beauty, and its valuable properties of being both durable and malleable when heated, will hopefully ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures which are currently being cross-bred into extinction. 

More background on this can be found in our Journal page within the article  'A Very Modern Problem'