Horn & Bone Crafts

Horn & Bone Crafts

Horn craft, especially the carving of buffalo horns - to make bird and animal figures, utility items like combs, cigarette cases, and tobacco pipes, as well as items like necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, hair-pins, tie-pins, key tags, cuff links, belt buckles and fan handles - has a long tradition; however, the legal ban on ivory has made horn and bone carving much more common. Buffalo horns are not very difficult to obtain and very reasonably priced. Horn craft is generally found at Bodimaluwa and Joolgahakanda in Galle district on the southern coast of the country.

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