These lovely bowls are hand formed in Uganda using sustainably harvested horn from Ankole cattle, a reclaimed byproduct of the country's beef industry. The stunning natural striations of this traditional material bring richness and depth to your tabletop. Use them to handsomely serve snacks, present fruit or catch keys and coins at the front door.
- Approximate Sizes: Small - 5.5" diameter x 2" depth; Large: 6" diameter x 2.5" depth
- Sustainably harvested cow horn
- CARE: Hand wash with mild, non-abrasive cleanser; do not allow to sit in water for prolonged periods
- Handmade in Uganda
This is special because...
Our collection of ethically made bone and horn tablewares are fashioned from African Longhorn Cattle raised as a food source --the Ankole-Watusi cow in Uganda, and the Masai cow in Kenya. The horn of a mature African Longhorns can weigh between 900-1600 pounds and span 8 feet, thereby leaving a lot of raw material to produce utilitarian and ornamental goods! Transforming horn into objects of use is an age-old African tradition and begins with a hollowed horn shell, carefully selected and cut to the needed size. The material is then boiled until malleable, allowing it to be flattened, molded or bent into shape. Once cooled and solidified, the creation is cleaned, bleached and sanded up to five times to attain a smooth finish. Finally, it is polished and waxed to bring out unique colorations and striations*.
*Horn is a natural material and varies greatly in color and pattern. Please note your color preference at checkout and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
This item is shipped directly from a partnering retailer, Abroad Modern, which focuses on sustainably and ethically manufactured goods as well as social causes! This means you may receive your order in multiple shipments (if you are ordering more than one item) and if it is being made-to-order, please be mindful of the designer's individually allocated lead times! We are proudly connecting our customers and the designers we love in a direct way in the hopes that we can support other small businesses in tandem with our own! Items that are shipped directly from the maker incur a shipping fee that is uniquely set by those designers, and we handle all the rest from there!