WATER BUFFALO BONE & HORN
Organic, biodegradable materials should be treated with care and respect.
South East Asia & Africa
Bone and horn is a by-product of meat production and farming practice.
The water buffalo of South East Asia is a domesticated animal. It is used to plow fields and carry loads. They are well treated and important to the survival of the native people. When they are too old to work, they are eaten and all parts of the animal are utilized. They are never taken in pursuit of the bones and horns!
Comes from the Island of Lombok, Sulawesi and Sumbawa, Indonesia.
Store in a cool, dry place (such as your desk or cabinet).
Do not leave for extended time in your car, sunny window, or other hot or sunny place.
Do not leave in a place where it may become wet.
MORE ABOUT BUFFALO HORN AND ITS CARE:
Clean occasionally, as needed, with a dry tissue or dry soft cloth.
Horn is very much like your hair or fingernails in nature, and requires care! Take care to protect it from harsh elements and not to drop it or sit or step on it! The horn needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect it with jojoba oil, coconut oil or some other organic jewelry care product. This will maintain the color and preserve the smooth surface. Organic horn should never be left in water or direct sunlight (like the bathroom sink or the dashboard of your car). Do not soak in water, oil or any other liquid.
MORE ABOUT BUFFALO BONE AND ITS CARE:
Bone of any kind requires care! Take care not to drop it or sit or step on it! The bone does not need to be conditioned, but may be oiled to protect it with jojoba oil, coconut oil or some other organic care product. This will cause the color to deepen into an ivory like tone, not "bone white". If used in jewelry, this may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life. Organic bone should never be left in water or direct sunlight (like the bathroom sink or the dashboard of your car). Do not soak or autoclave any of our organic materials.