Horn Carving in Bali, Indonesia

The same carving and finishing methods shown on this web page are used to carve shell, water buffalo horn, water buffalo bone, and mammoth ivory in Bali.
 
Most of these pictures were taken at Mantra, jl. Astina Pura Selatan, Br. Geriya, Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia, telephone: (0361) 901379, mantrabali@plasa.com

Buffalo horn was being carved the day I visited Mantra. The horn is cut into flat pieces with an ax . . .

A paper pattern is glued to a flat piece of horn.

 A scroll saw cuts along the outer edge of the pattern, then the edges are rounded on a sanding disk.

More intricate pieces are carved with a rotary cutter.

The pieces are polished on a buffing wheel.

Links:
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Songket Weaving in Bali, Indonesia 
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Filigreee in Java, Indonesia 
Kris in Java and Bali, Indonesia 
Gamelan in Bali, Indonesia  

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Silva Foundation Workshops in Lisbon, Portugal  
Intarsia of Granada, Spain  
Religious Sculpture of Seville, Spain 
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Abdou Mfopa of Cameroon, Africa  
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Carol Ventura's Home Page 

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Rudy (arranged through Tutut) was my fabulous bilingual guide and driver in Bali.

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Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura.