Lacquered Buffalo Horn Link Cuff
Ethically sourced and produced buffalo horn bangle. This stunning cuff has been handmade by small workshops in rural Vietnam using traditional method and supporting local communities with income through manufacturing and trade. The buffalo horn is 100% a bi-product. (Read more about this Buffalo horn collection below.)
Size: One Size (will fit most average size wrists)
Materials: Ethically-sourced Natural Buffalo Horn. (Please note - as this is a natural product colours will vary between bangles and will not be exactly as the photo - each item is unique.)
Packaging: Comes packaged in its own satin gift bag, with branded card pouch and a Branch Jewellery care card.
About Branch Jewellery Buffalo Horn
Buffalo are used widely in South East Asia for farming. Many small independent farmers use Buffalo to plough their rice fields. These hardworking and loyal animals are a huge investment for the farmer and because of this they are treated like one of the family. The farmer understands that without a happy and healthy Buffalo he would not be able to farm his land and support his family.
It is thought that Buffalo were domesticated around 5000 years ago and since then have been used for farming across Asia. A healthy Buffalo can live up to 40 years. Once this very much loved animal reaches old age and can no longer farm the fields the farmer will sell the Buffalo to be slaughtered and the funds from this will go towards buying another Buffalo. Once slaughtered there is no part of the Buffalo that isn’t put to use. The meat is of course eaten, its hide made into leather goods, its bones are used to make glue and horn is used to make homewares and other items such as combs etc. Small cottage industry workshops have been producing items from Buffalo horn for a very long time and the processes in doing this haven’t changed much over the years.
This beautiful collection of horn jewellery is produced by small independent workshops in rural Vietnam using these age old traditional methods. We are very proud that in the production of our pieces we are supporting local communities in Vietnam though manufacturing and trade.
We ensure all production meets Fair Trade standards.