Rectangle Bone Bracelet - Kenya
$ 18.00

Spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional, the four sectors that make up our lives, are each represented in this bracelet. Hand-carved, traditionally mud-dyed bone beads are strung on the elastic cord of this piece of jewelry.åÊ

Product Features:

  • Style: Stretch
  • Colors: Various shades of brown
  • Materials: Mud-dyed cattle bone, elastic cord
  • Rectangle beads measure 21 mm wide x 42 mm long x 5 mm deep
  • Bracelet dimensions: 44.45 mm wide x 63.5 mm in inner diameter
  • Fair trade product from Kenya

The technique and motifs for dyeing with mud is a centuries old tradition of the Bamana tribe, passed down from mother to daughter. The process calls for numerous applications of iron rich mud, which is gathered and fermented for up to one year. This process is paired with traditional art forms of batik dyeing and carving. The group works to promote peace among the African tribes by focusing on intertribal work projects.