These batik print earrings are made out of cow bone. Each earring has three disk-shaped bone beads. They are batiked with a polka dot print. It is a tedious process to make batik print earrings. First the bone disk is hand-carved from cow bone. Then the print is drawn and wax is applied to the parts that are not to get the dye. It is then dipped in the dye and, when dry, the wax is removed to reveal a batik print like the one on these beads. We have a few of these earrings, so the one you get might look slightly different. They were handmade in Kenya.
Material: Cow bone, wire, Maasai bead
Size: The part with the three bone disks is 1 1/2", the disks are 3/4" in diameter, whole earring 2"