Reimagined Components: Real brass and bone cuff from India. This cuff has dyed blue and red bone inlay as well as natural black and white bone inlays. It has a diameter of 3".
Location Found: Algonquin IL
The bangle is a type of bracelet driving from India, also worn commonly in Southeast Asia and Africa. These bracelets differ from other wrist adornments as they are made of a single, solid loop that is not flexible or adjustable. They are traditionally made from various types of metal including gold, silver, copper and brass, as well as seashell, glass or wood. Indian and Nepalese brides will commonly wear glass bangles on their wedding day. Ancient artifacts and depictions of bangles have been found throughout the Indian subcontinent dating back as far as 2600 BC.
~Claws, Teeth, Bones~
The claws, teeth, and bones of wild animals have historically been worn as symbols of prowess & social standing. Deep admiration was given to those who could kill the most fearsome of beasts. It's no longer a necessity for most of us to hunt for our survival, so the wearing of claws, teeth, & bones has become symbolic of overcoming great obstacles despite our fears & connecting with our inner animal as we charge forth the evolution of the spirit.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc which has gained popularity because of its bright color and resistance to wear.
~1888’s Found Treasures~
In keeping with 1888’s company mission to educate and preserve vintage & antique historical works, we occasionally decide that some things are better left as they are!
DISCLAIMER: Any and all animal specimens that we use in our designs are ethically sourced, either found in nature predeceased by natural causes or sourced from an ethical handler. WE NEVER HARM OR KILL ANIMALS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ART. The purpose of including animal remains in our designs is to honor the animal's being and speak upon the lessons they teach us in life.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.