Gorgeous on it’s own or as a wonderful way to serve nibbles to your guests or beautifully store your jewellery at the end of the day.
Shades of black, gold and white meld together with warmer shades of brown to create an singularly individual product whose smooth yet tactile surface is a pleasure to touch.
Made from the horn of Ankole cows which are bred for consumption in Uganda. Although the horns are considered a waste product, horn can be a high end, natural material.
These natural horn bowls were hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and moulded at high temperatures to fit perfectly in your hand. They were meticulously sanded, polished to bring out the beauty of what nature had already so artfully created.
Each bowl is individually hand-crafted by an artisan in a fair trade environment and would make the perfect gift for the discerning whisky drinker. Imperfections should be expected and simply add to the charm of your handmade good.
Handmade in Uganda
Material: Ankole Cow Horn
Size: 15cm diameter x 5cm 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 left to soak in a sink or tub, nor should they 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'