In Peru, cow horn is refuse, a by-product of the beef industry tossed aside. Shelly Batt takes this fibrous material (made of compressed hair!), and heats it, flattens it, cuts by hand, and shapes it into magical spheres. Light as air, soft as the living thing it is, finished in a unique matte look, each napkin ring is born through days of love and time and skill.
Alongside a political prisoner in a Lima jail, Shelly learned and taught the craftwork of horn and design. When her co-hort was released from prison, she continued to go to the slums of Lima to work, creating a portfolio of singularly gorgeous, one-of-a-kind tableware for you to treasure.
Made in Peru.
Recycled cow horn.
Due to the nature of the horn, the coloring of each piece may vary slightly from the napkin ring pictured
0.5" x 1.75"