Ankole Horn Tumbler

Ankole Horn Tumbler

30.00

Beautifully crafted to emphasis the natural grains this tumbler is a stand out piece in any setting, and you can drink out of it. Made from Ankole cow horn indigenous to Uganda, this horn used to be a waste material to the cattle 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. 

These natural horn tumblers 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, and then sealed with a food-safe lacquer for a smooth and shiny finish. 

Due to the considerable size of Ankole horns and their wide range of naturally occurring colors, these tumblers are truly one-of-a-kind; no two are exactly alike. 

Each tumbler is individually hand-crafted by an artisan in a fair trade environment in Uganda 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.

 

DETAIL

Made in: Uganda

Material: Ankole Cow Horn

Size: 7-8cm diameter x 10-11cm height (approx)

Care: Hand wash in lukewarm water and dry. Not recommended for use with hot drinks. 

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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'