Known for it's especially large horns, the Ankole cow is found in Uganda and was traditionally herded by the nomadic Ankole tribe. Our horns are ethically sourced as a by-product when the cows are brought to market for their meat. This helps ensure the sustainability of this material.
With every Ankole piece, great care is taken in sanding and polishing to achieve the smooth and finished look of the horn. All of the vases and tumblers are then sealed with a food-safe lacquer.
Just as no two cows are exactly the same, no two horns are the same either. This creates the beautiful color variation and the unique marbling you find on each peace.