Basketweave Carved Bone Box This rectangular box is hand crafted from bone and carefully pieced together into its unique design. A beautiful storage solution, the box stylish statement accent in your home.
DIMENSIONS: 6" L x 3" W x 4" H
MATERIALS: recylced bone collected by farming communities
FACTS & HISTORY: India has over thousands of years of history and culture in the arts. Craft arts have a long and rich tradition to be celebrated. Making them beautiful, meaningful objects to collect and very lovely gifts to give! Each piece is rare and unique, an exquisitely beautiful treasure with incredible workmanship.
Bone carving is a prehistoric art which involves the process of carving animal bones especially the antlers' horns. Carving of the bone results in embellishment of a bone and thereby the creation of a figure. Bone has been used also from ancient times for making utility articles as well as decorative ones. Camel bone, and animal bones have been carved into combs and jewellery mounted in silver in India from ancient days. After the ban on the sale of ivory, bone inlay work and bone- carved handles and jewellery have received an impetus as a cheaper alternative to ivory. Various items like carved boxes, bracelets, portraits, and other objects are made with bones and they were quite popular among foreign shoppers in India.