Cow horn, Craft Grade
We source these horns in West Africa for a variety of reasons. Availability, size, versatility in application, but above all else, colour. Like all cow horns, they either have darker ( black ) or lighter ( varying shades of brown ). Whatever colour is present in the tip, it diffuses into streaked, lighter / cream and white colour as you move up the horn towards the broad, hollow end.
All horns are cored out, boil washed and hygenic - just as we receive them.
Typically they will be used for drinking horns, blowing horns, powder horns or cuttting down to yield a variety of plates / rounds / tips for use in making smaller items such as spoons, bangles, shoe horns and other items too numerous to mention.
If the colours look good "in the raw", then just wait until they are sanded and polished, when the material really comes alive with stark contrasting tones and depth of colour.
Please bear in mind that pretty much 100% of cow horns suffer from internal concentric splitting to a greater or lesser extent...a seperation of layers that is always present. This is not something that we can effectively select to avoid - it's always there, period. A little care will however get you around it and it need not necessarily be to the detriment of the worked article, especially once you have "the hang" of working with the material.
Categorised in three different length classes.,
18 - 24"
24 - 30"
30"+ ( up to 44" on occasion )
Call us to discuss individual selection tailored to your requirements or put some relevant comments in the field at the end of the ordering process please.
Full list of all our cow horn products.
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Ordering - How it Works
1. Browse the categories, adding the items that interest you to the cart.
2. Submit the order to us with your full contact details.
3. We assess the order and calculate the most cost effective carriage option.
4. Finally, we contact you, advise the preferred carriage option and request payment.