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Cow Bone Jewelry in Africa

03/19/2009 16:47

Maybe a first impression of wearing cow bone on a necklace, earring, or bracelet is a little offsetting. However, in Africa, cows are a sign of wealth so they associate the wearing of bone as a sign of wealth and prosperity. The process of carving cow bone for jewelry began centuries ago in Africa and also was practiced among many Native Americans. In Africa, the bones are carved into beads and then sometimes they are stained to give the bone a black and white coloring. 

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