Ankole Horn Pitcher
Ankole Horn Pitcher
Elegant viking style? Who would have imagined it?! Well this pitcher come vase will certainly add a touch of difference to your hosting and styling, Viking or not. Made from Ankole cow horn the variations in colour of the horn used in these sets of mugs, create a unique and interesting finish.
Made from a single piece of cow horn. the pitcher is initially hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and moulded at high temperatures to make a handle that will fit perfectly in your hand.
Due to the considerable size of Ankole horns and their wide range of naturally occurring colours, these Ankole horn products are truly one-of-a-kind; no two will ever be exactly alike. This horn is sourced ethically and is a by-product of the food and leather industry. No animal is killed to harvest this resource. The majority of our horn products are biodegradable and/or recyclable, making them a truly ecological product.
Each pitcher is individually hand-crafted by an artisan in a fair trade environment in Uganda and would make the perfect gift for these seeking something that little bit different. Imperfections should be expected and simply add to the charm of your handmade good.
Handmade in Uganda
Material: Ankole Cow Horn
Size: 9cm top diameter (approx) x 24cm height (approx)
Care: Hand wash in lukewarm water with the use of soap and dry with a soft cloth immediately. They should never be placed in a dishwasher, or be allowed to rest for prolonged periods in fluids. Not recommended for use with hot drinks or exposure to prolonged sunlight.
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'