Buffalo Horn Containers

Enjoy this small selection of BUFFALO HORN Lime Containers .
Reviving and indeed creating an arm of scrimshaw that is still to be recognised on the world arena, there are just a few men in specific areas of the central highlands of West Timor that specialise in carving containers from this most difficult of mediums.

There is local trading among the Timorese for those that covet the horn containers including medicine men or DUKUN who use the containers to carry the herbs and powders necessary for their art.

Buffalo are usually slaughtered for Weddings and Funerals so there is only ever so many made in any one year. If I am lucky there is sometimes a variety of containers available to me when I go there.