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Patra Punggel is a very traditional Balinese motif, a design that has been handed down through the generations.

It's often an architectural feature but here it's been adapted into a cabochon by an artisan from the village of Tampaksiring, home of Bali's best carvers of bone, horn and shell.

It would make a unique pendant or bracelet, or could be used as an embellishment on a special scrapbook page.

Please note this listing is for once piece only.

Size: Approx 50mm (L) x 11mm (W)
Thickness: Approx 2mm
Weight: Approx 2 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: White/ivory/cream depending on the bone used to create the pieces
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - flat-backed, not drilled
Shipping: This item will ship from Ubud, Bali, via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly have to sign for it upon delivery. It will be packaged well to protect it in transit, and the cost of the pack will be included in the shipping fee. Please see my shop policies for more details.
Extra info: This cab is sturdy but when wearing it, take care that you don't catch it in your clothing.

There are two key decorative elements of Balinese design – patra ornamentation that features floral patterns – and karang that features human beings.

One of the floral patterns, patra punggel is often seen as an architectural feature on temple and palace gateways.

The skills to carve this and the many other patterns seen in stone and wood carving – and in smaller, more delicate objects of beauty – that abound in Bali have been handed down from father to son through the generations.

Just who the original designer of this motif was is lost in the dust of history so it's now considered to be owned by the Balinese collectively.

As with the stone and wood carvers, there is a time-honoured tradition of crafting beautiful ornaments and jewelry pieces from animal bone on the Island of the Gods.

Bone is a sturdy and versatile material that is durable enough to craft a treasured heirloom. The bone used in Indounik cabochons is from cattle and is sourced from Java where it is a bi-product of food consumption.

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Patra Punggel Carved Bone Cabochon