Curios and Crafts

  

Curios and Crafts, ostrich eggs, quill writing pens, key rings, sculptures, engravings comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's own hands and skill.These can be sub-divided into handicrafts or "traditional curios and crafts" (doing things the old way) and the rest.

 

 

Some crafts have been practiced for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularizations of crafts which were originally practiced in a very small geographic area. Most curios and crafts require a combination of skill, speed, and patience, but they can also be learned on a more basic level by virtually anyone.  

Many of these curios and crafts become extremely popular for brief periods of time (a few months, or a few years), spreading rapidly among the crafting population as everyone emulates the first examples. The term can also refer to the useful rural crafts of the agricultural countryside.  

Curios and Crafts as artistic practices are defined either by their relationship to functional or utilitarian products, such as sculptural forms in the vessel tradition, or by their use of such natural media as wood, clay, glass, textiles, and metal.


 

 

 

Both functional and fun, these classic Zebra, Ostrich and Crocodile key chains are perfect for the keys or hang it on your backpack. Each key chain is hand finished for superior detail. Animal enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy your new key ring. These warthog tusk, springbok horn and kudu bone wine/ bottle openers are a must for every wildlife enthusiast.

 
 

 

Whether you have a bar or just like unique gifts, I would recommend these because of the fine quality and workmanship that goes into each one. The process of making these are very interesting. They hollow the horn/tusk out and then fill it up with resin to make it more durable.

 

The eggshells of ostrich eggs are impressive by their sheer size and the shells, with their thickness and resemblance to porcelain. The ostrich egg can be turned into objects of art by painting or engraving. Ostrich eggs vary in color from creamy white to beige.

 

 

 

Each one of our pens are hand made with loving care to make sure it lasts a lifetime. The ink can easily be replaced by simply removing the plastic tip and pulling the refill out, then you simply replace the refill with a new one which we supply and replace the plastic top with a little glue to hold it in place firmly.

Ostrich feathers are used for the back, firmly glued on they will never fall out I find it makes for a great feather duster for your computer screen, soft like silk their irresistible to touch and play with. You can order these pens directly from the manufacturers at www.quillsfromafrica.com

 

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