What a cool pattern! These natural cream colored Tube beads are made in India, from cow bone (cruelty-free) that has been carved with into a barrel shape, with a row of X's etched around them. They remind me of the rum barrels from yesteryear, and would make great additions to bohemian inspired jewelry creations!
These have a nice, slightly larger hole on them (approximately 1.5mm), so they would work great on smaller leather cord or hemp twine.
The strand is approximately 8" long, with 18 beads. Individual beads measure approximately 7x12mm.
Curious to know about the source of the bone?
In India and Nepal, not much is wasted. So instead of just eating the meat of an animal, every part of the animal is used: bones for things like beads, hides/hair for clothing and accessories and talismans, and the meat is consumed.
The making of these beads and pendants provides a livelihood for families in remote villages in Nepal and India, which we are honored to support and share with you.
**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts. **
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