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:: HORN AND BONE PLUGS ::
double flared earplugs, aka saddle shapes, including...
NEW Borneo flares and Berber dots, solid with bone dust or fancy inlays, silver cap overlays, and plain hollow or hollow with cut out designs :: HORN AND BONE SHAPES ::
NEW rhizome hoops, upside-down U shapes, omega's, round and square CBR's, yoni's, homegirl and compact spirals, Java style hoops, claws with balls or engraved nail heads, labrets, septums, and more :: OTHER HORN AND BONE ::
whole horns, quills, teeth, tusks, ribs, bacula, long taper shapes, antler,
stingray spines, sea urchin, spiral, nautilus, and dentalium shells...
Horn and bone body jewelry is here! Please note that water buffalo horn is black (or occasionally creamy medium tan, or brown rootbeer-like and translucent) and bone is white. Horn is made primarily of keratin, a fibrous protein, similar to that found in quills, claws, nails, hooves, feathers, wool, and hair, and is a very different material than bone, which is largely composed of the mineral calcium carbonate and the protein collagen. Please note that most horn (at least 90%) is black, and very little (less than 10%) is brown; these variations occur randomly within each shape and size category, and always sell quickly, thus will usually be unavailable.
We do not sell horn that is reddish-orange in color; this color of horn does not occur naturally and has been achieved through chemical bleaching which denatures the protein, causing permanent problems including softening, dull finish, increased texture and even stickiness, crazing, cracking, and other inappropriate problems for a material intended to be used for body piercing jewelry.
Please request current catalog pages to see the newest pricing and current inventory, or download this list via page 3 of our online catalog. We only sell what we currently have in stock and no custom orders can be taken, though you can ask to be placed on a wait list if what you need is not currently in stock.
This jewelry is made by carvers who work in millimeters, so may not necessarily match exact gauges or fractional inches. This also means we have plenty of inbetween sizes, so feel free to ask!
You may order it in any measuring unit and we'll do our best to match exactly what you're looking for.
We do not use item numbers, so a basic description of what you are interested in will suffice...
(for example: a pair of 00ga hollow horn saddles with dots along the rim, in brown horn if possible).
In the case of engravings, inlays, and silver caps, you can simply describe how a design looks...
(for example: 1" black horn plugs with inlaid white bone open star with pie wedges between the points).
Labels with the specific names of many of our designs are shown below and on page 3 of the catalog.
You could also refer to how far down the page a specific image appears, and which piece within that image...
(for example: in the third image down, the fourth plug shown on the bottom row, an 8-petaled Borneo flower, in 5/8").
The material comes from domestic Indonesian water buffalo horn (Bubalus bubalis) and cow or buffalo bone; both are used as draft animals (for example, to plow muddy rice paddies) and are consumed as food. They are highly valued and are not dispatched only for their horns or bones; these have an incredibly small value compared with that of a living animal. Water buffalo horn and bone are obtained after death, and since the cultures from which they are attained believe in utilizing the whole animal, nothing goes to waste, and thus the animal is honored more fully. Scroll down this page for a quote...
Images shown represent a fair cross-section of the types of shapes, angles, sizes, colors, hues, engravings, etc., that occur within the given styles of horn and bone jewelry available. Variations will always occur as all of these pieces are hand made by humans out of naturally-occurring, non-homogenous materials. If you need clarification about any of these factors, please ask before placing an order.
Please ask your customs' agents and wildlife officials about federal and local laws in your country which may restrict or prohibit the importation of certain animal products such as horn, bone, or shell. You will be asked to sign a release form if you order animal products to be shipped to a foreign address.
The following are the wholesale prices for our usual stock of horn and bone jewelry. Prices shown are per PAIR unless specified (as with labrets and septums, which are sold singly).
This comprehensive list does not necessarily reflect current availability; to see what is in stock and to view current pricing please call, download the catalog page, or ask for one to be mailed to you.
Click on the smaller images to view the images at full size.
:: HORN AND BONE PLUGS ::
This first section contains the horn plugs that we carry as seen in these group images.
These styles all have two flares (aka double flared or saddle shaped).
This section begins with our regular designs that we keep in stock at the top,
with our fancy, unusual, and unique designs presented next.
Please scroll down or click on this link to jump to the horn shapes section.
Our regular stock of
: Horn Saddle-shaped Plugs :
Horn saddles with bone dust inlays,
or engraved and painted inlays:
10ga, 9ga, 8ga, 7ga, up to 6ga=$10/pair
These small pairs can only have simple designs such as:
stars, spirals, or in some cases, starbursts/asterisks
5ga up to 4ga =$11
3ga up to 2ga =$12
1ga up to 0ga =$13
1-1/16" up to 1-1/8" =$38
1-3/16" up to 1-1/4" =$40
1-5/16" up to 1-3/8" =$45
1-7/16" up to 1-1/2" =$50
1-9/16" up to 1-5/8" =$55
The above image was part of an older batch of water buffalo horn jewelry. It shows saddle shaped plugs with bone dust inlays. Many of these designs are still available, or will be again soon on a rotating basis. More designs are always available than what is shown, especially in the large sizes.
Please call and we can describe what is currently in stock in your desired gauge or diameter.
Note that smaller gauges will generally have more simple designs such as stars and spirals, but larger plugs can have more complicated designs such as these.
Plain solid horn saddles (completely blank, no inlay):
14ga =$10/pair (just a few pairs!)
11ga, 10ga =$10/pair (just a few pairs!)
7ga, 6ga =$10/pair
5ga, 4ga =$10
3ga, 2ga =$10
1ga, 0ga =$12
1/2", 9/16" =$15
7/8" to 1" =$20
Hollow horn saddles, plain (completely hollow, no inlay),
or with sawed out hollow stars on the front surfaces:
(...Please note that hollow horn with bone dust inlaid
dots or stripes have been sold out and discontinued)
4ga to 3ga =$10/pair (plain only; too small for stars)
2ga to 1ga =$10-12/pair
Hollow horn saddles with cut out cut-out spirals or triskels:
0ga =$13/pair spirals only
<1-3/4" =$55 spirals only
Presenting... Borneo flares!!!
These are hollow horn plugs
with bunga terung
(Dayak tribal tattoo
eggplant flower design) sculptural flares
and cut-out spirals
in the centers
(like all of our original designs, this beauty is exclusive to Organic LLC):
Marquesas design plugs:
hollow horn saddle shaped plugs
with geometric honeycomb designs,
inspired by tattoo patterns from
the Marquesas Islands (in Polynesia).
This design was born as bamboo plugs
with burnt designs, which we still make, too!
Berber dots: hollow horn plugs
with three or four clusters of dots,
inspired by Berber (North African)
tribal women's facial tattoos.
We experimented with either white bone dust inlay or silver dots,
but decided to stick with the silver. So! We have sold all of the bone dust inlay, but still offer the silver inlay with 3 or 4 clusters.
Various white bone saddles, solid or hollow, are available, but are often hard to get, as bones contain porous marrow centers which must be worked around.
We also have some fossilized mammoth ivory saddles; these can be seen below. These tend to be more tan in color, with cross-hatched lines that intersect at a high angle called Schreger lines. Note that mammoth ivory is very sensitive to changes in heat and humidity.
They are available in solid plugs in 4ga, 5/8", 1-1/8".
Some of our 'solid' bone saddles up to 1" are actually hollow pieces with bone caps on each end, as shown in bottom right of the image. This cuts down on weight.
We now have solid moose antler saddle shaped plugs
(see the images we've posted far below - at the bottom).
Prices before the slash are hollow bone saddles, after the slash are solid bone saddles (ex: hollow/solid)
10ga = -- /$10/pair (only solid available in 10ga - just a few pairs!)
>8ga = -- /$12/pair (only solid available in 8ga)
7ga, 6ga =$12/$12 (only solid available in 7ga)
5ga, 4ga =$13/$13 (only hollow available in 5ga)
3ga, 2ga =$15/$15 (only hollow available in 3ga)
5/8" =$30/$30 (also, solid antler) (ask about mammoth ivory with quality discounts)
3/4" =$30/$30 ('solid' are hollow pieces with both ends capped off)
: Hollow and Solid Horn Saddles with Opal Inlays :
Please note that all inlay materials are more sensitive to changes in heat and humidity as the materials expand and contract at different rates. Since opals naturally contain water, they are even more susceptible to these effects, and may become dislodged. Please handle and store these materials with special care.
Super cool hollow horn saddles with opal inlays along each front rim. Gorgeous-some of our favorites!
These are NOT synthetic or simulated opals, they are the real deal. Most are doublets.
5/8" is the smallest that we can offer due to the walls having to be thick to accommodate the opals...
Prices and availability for pairs of hollow horn plugs with multiple opal inlays (5 to 8 opals per plug): 5/8" ($35), 3/4" ($43), between 13/16" and 7/8" ($45), <1" ($50), between 1-1/16" and 1-1/8" ($52), between 1-7/16" and 1-1/2" ($65), between 1-11/16" and 1-3/4" ($75), and 2" ($80-brown boulder opals).
Images above were an older batch, and are not the exact pairs we currently have available.
We are currently SOLD OUT of:
7/8" ($48/pair), 1-1/4" ($55/pair), 1-3/8" ($60/pair), 1-5/8" ($70/pair).
This pair of 5/8" hollow horn plugs features shiny black inlays instead of opals.
I am pretty sure it is a type of shell. They lend a fancy yet subtle look.
Seen above are our exclusive opal one-flares, available in: >6ga or 4ga (only one single piece of each size left!)
for a mere $10/single piece.
Opal-fronted horn labrets: 4ga are $10/each; 2ga and 0ga are $12/each; 00ga and 1/2" are $15/each.
Solid horn saddle shaped plugs
with single opal dot and surrounding bone dust inlays. 3ga to <2ga ($20/pair).
The first six pairs are <0ga; the last two pairs are 0ga ($20/pair).
The last pair shown (on the far right) has SOLD.
Six pairs of between 0ga and 00ga ($20/pair).
All 00ga ($22/pair) have been SOLD and none are shown.
The difference between zero gauge and double zero gauge is very small to begin with;
these just happen to measure right between the two sizes.
One pair of 7/16" ($23/pair) with circus spirals, and
three pairs <1/2" ($24/pair): with six spiral squiggles or two versions of eight petals between rays.
The last pair has SOLD.
A pair of ≤9/16" ($25/pair) with spirals and dots using mirrored rather than radial symmetry,
and a pair of <5/8" ($27/pair-SOLD) with flowers that have a more grey-ish white background.
5/8" ($28/pair). These four pair include the first which look a bit like the Borneo flowers, the middle two pair which are both ≤5/8" (stars shown 3rd SOLD), and the last pair (4-based flower-like) which is >5/8".
<3/4": lightning-bolt energetic six-based pattern ($35). >3/4": with central boulder opals (brown with veins of color) and 5-based flower-like bone dust inlay ($35).
<7/8": wavy floral design with small milky opal inlays ($40-SOLD).
≤1": with central boulder opals and 5-based spiral flame-like bone dust inlay ($42).
>1-1/16" but <1-1/8": a pair of plain black horn with simple central opals,
or another pair with with central boulder opals and spiral and thorn bone dust inlay ($45).
: Unique Horn Saddles with Fancy Inlays :
The following is a list of our currently available horn saddles with cabochon inlays.
Many of these pairs will not be made again, are one of a kind, and are not part of our regular stock.
There are limited pairs; please call soon if you see something you'd like!!!
Items that are not yet shown online include: exciting huge silver caps and inlay designs...
SHOWN: between 7/16" and 1/2" horn plugs
with Thor's hammer (Mjollnir) silver overlays ($24/pair).
NOT SHOWN: <5/8" horn plugs with
mottled creamy white colored fossilized walrus ivory inlays ($40/pair).
Hollow horn plugs with faceted amber inlays. 3/4" (pressed Baltic amber-$35/pair), or <1" (regular Baltic amber-$50/pair SOLD).
Horn double flared saddles with green, red, and plain paua shell inlays. Prices are per pair. >0ga ($20) and 00ga ($23-SOLD) with green inlays on big front flares,
1/2" ($25-SOLD) and 5/8" ($30) with green inlays on regular double flares, ≤3/4" ($35) with either red or green inlays, and 1-1/16" ($40) with regular undyed shells.
3/4" solid horn with circular hematite inlays ($30/pair),
<1" solid horn with hexagonal hematite and silver glitter paint inlays ($45/pair-SOLD),
and >15/16" solid horn with grayish iridescent paua shell inlays ($45/pair).
Please note that shell inlay materials may be dyed, irradiated, or heat-treated to achieve various colors.
<1" horn plugs with subtle gray shell inlays. $45/pair-sold.
Please click on this image to view one taken at an angle
that shows it's pink and light blue iridescence.
Five pairs of horn plugs with tiger's eye inlays.
Two pairs of 3/4" ($30/pair) and a pair of 7/8" ($35/pair) on the top row,
and two pairs of <1" shown on the bottom row ($40/pair).
1-7/16" leopardskin jasper cabochons surrounded by fancy bone dust inlays ($65/pair).
Hollow horn with inlaid paua shell spirals;
some damage to the inlays due to heat and humidity shifts,
thus the discounted price is shown... call for details:
a pair with a small crack that are <1-7/16" ($60/pair-shown left),
and a pair with two cracks on one piece, ($50/pair-shown right),
where one piece is <1-7/16", one piece is <1-1/2".
NOT SHOWN: 2-9/16" horn saddles
with incredible Islamic style geometric silver caps!
The following are all horn shapes as shown in these group images.
Please click the image below for a larger image.
NEW and LIMITED
: Horn and Bone Shape Designs :
Other new goodies not shown include:
horn omega's now down to 11ga, 10ga, and 9ga,
horn Java style hoops now in 11ga and 10ga, and
super super thin horn spirals down to 20ga (crazy!).
A limited production run of the two kinds of horn warped spirals
that we had posted months ago as samples.
Shown first are inverted teardrop spirals (5ga, 4ga, 2ga, and 0ga),
followed by stretched spirals (6ga, 2ga, and 0ga). Starting at $21/pair.
Spirals in 14ga, 12ga, 11ga, 10ga, 7ga, 6ga, and 4ga, now in white bone!!!
These bone spirals are $15/pair from 14ga up to 6ga, and $18/pair for 4ga.
New horn nail head hoops!
In 6ga ($18/pair), 4ga ($20/pair), 2ga ($22/pair), and 0ga ($24/pair).
Diamond shaped horn CBR's. In 4ga, >1ga, and <0ga. $20/pair.
0ga horn split ring hoops with big overall diameter (around 1-5/8").
Only one pair left! $25/pair.
Horn bamboo rhizome hoops!
Rhizomes are the root parts of the bamboo plants.
Priced according to the biggest section:
0ga or 00ga ($25/pair); 7/16" or 1/2" ($30/pair); 9/16" or 5/8" ($35/pair).
These are designed to have many different sized wearing surface possibilities.
Three slightly different styles of these more claw shaped root hoops are shown...
The top left pair is angular. The bottom right pair is super smooth but less defined.
The top right and bottom left pairs have big juicy flares and more sections.
Let us know which pair you think is the best!
Most of these more claw shaped overall pieces are currently sold out...
Please have a look below for another version of this shape!
Our newest bamboo rhizome (root) hoops, now with the largest part at the top, tapering down on both sides to the smallest sections near the gap at the bottom.
Currently available in:
<2ga, 00ga ($25/pair), <1/2" ($30/pair), and
between >9/16" and <5/8" ($35/pair) at the largest sections.
Let us know if you prefer this version, more like a CBR overall,
or our other root hoop design above, more like a claw in overall shape.
All of the above sizes in this version are currently available.
Our regular stock of
: Horn and Bone Shapes :
Horn upside down "U" shapes
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$10/pair
5ga and 4ga =$10
2ga, 0ga, 00ga =$12
We have discontinued larger sizes
Note these are not made for septum piercings,
as the overall height of these pieces from top to bottom
would result in the piece overlapping the upper lip on most faces.
We have a few limited 12ga, 11ga, and 10ga we are trying out!
Singles are often available for half these prices!
We have discontinued larger sizes.
For similar shapes with smaller overall diameters,
check out the horn and bone septum pinchers further down this page.
Bone CBR shapes (white)
(tapered captive bead rings without the beads)
are the same price as our horn CBR's.
These are larger in overall diameter than septum pinchers.
Current stock: 16ga, 15ga, 14ga, 13ga, 12ga, 11ga, 10ga, 9ga, 7ga, 6ga, 4ga, and 2ga.
Horn Java style hoops
(downward facing c-shapes with upward pointing divets
at the bottom of the ring at the opening):
We have a few limited 11ga and 10ga we are trying out!
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$15/pair
5ga and 4ga =$15
3ga and 2ga =$17
1ga and 0ga =$17
We have discontinued larger sizes
Compact horn spirals
(more compact in overall diameters; though please note that the amount of material may be minimal, almost like a comma as shown, or coiled around more as above instead, though still compact in overall size):
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$12/pair
5ga and 4ga =$15
3ga and 2ga =$16
1ga and 0ga =$18
NEW!!! Super tiny horn spirals
(VERY tiny in both gauge and overall diameters,
only a few pairs are available at this time):
Many are inbetween exact sizes, as these shapes are very difficult to hand carve; please be willing to substitute sizes...
Thin gauge size 14ga, 13ga, 12ga, 10ga spirals
but more like compact spirals in overall diameters!
See the image at right to compare a pair of thinner 14ga horn compact spirals and a pair of thicker 11ga horn super tiny spirals (though bigger in gauge size, they have very small overall diameters).
Please be aware that spirals in such small gauges will be rather fragile and much more susceptible to breakage than spirals in thicker gauge sizes.
MEDIUM/hybrid sized horn spirals
(between compact and homegirl spiral sizes in overall diameters).
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$15
We have more hybrid overall sized spirals, too, in several other gauges
Call to see what is currently in stock
Wicked horn spirals
(aka angular spirals or penta spirals):
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$12/pair
5ga and 4ga =$15
3ga and 2ga =$16
Horn spirals with big overall diameters aka homegirl spirals...
(for those of you in need of big, bumpin' spirals with larger overall diameters from top to bottom and left to right, so a piece will have more coiled material than our normal, more compact horn spirals):
Please note: small gauges of homegirl spirals have a natural tendency to warp so they do not lie flat...
We have cropped the main image so it will not cover up prices on some browsers; click it to see more.
Inbetween sizes, too!
We sometimes have HUGE horn or wood spirals in 3/4", 7/8", and 1"!!!
Please call for pricing and current availability.
Horn claws with balls, or horn claws with nail heads that have bone dust inlay:
8ga, 7ga, 6ga =$12/pair
Small nailheads can only have star, starburst, or spiral inlays
5ga and 4ga =$12
3ga and 2ga =$14-15
Bone claws with balls (white) are the same price as horn claws with balls.
Our current stock includes: >8ga, >7ga, 6ga, 5ga, 4ga, ±3ga, 2ga, 0ga, and ±00ga.
Horn flying dragon fetuses
with claw-shaped bodies are
between >00ga and <7/16"
(the smaller pair shown).
The large ones shown have SOLD.
These will not have a lower jaw as shown in the smaller pair.
They are $36/pair. Last pair!
Same price for retail customers!
Our regular stock of
: Horn and Bone Labrets and Septums :
Horn and bone labret shapes are $5-15/each; most are $6/each. We currently have 16ga to 5/8" or so. They have a shaft and a round backing disc made out of one piece. Many larger pieces have oval backs.
The ends are either flat or rounded; a few are pointed.
See far above for our horn labrets with opal inlay fronts.
Fossilized mammoth ivory labrets go from $12-22/each on average (we currently have 11ga to 7/16"). They tend to be a creamy tan as shown.
The whitest pieces are regular bone, not fossil ivory. The only fossilized walrus ivory labret we have is not shown; it is <0ga. The fossil ivories are dug out of the permafrost in Alaska and Russia during the Summer months by native people.
Horn and bone curved septum tusks and horn and bone straight septum spikes are $4-$15/each.
Odd sizes are the cheapest, from $4-$6/each.
Even sizes are $6/each from tiny up to 6ga, and $7 on up in 4ga and bigger.
Our stock currently ranges from around 21ga to around >3/4".
Yes, we have plenty of odd and inbetween sizes available!
Horn curved septum tusks that have bone dust inlay dots or stripes go for $7-$10/each.
We currently have 13ga through >0ga with dots,
and 5ga only with stripes.
Check out that moustache shape in the fourth position!
We currently have this style in: 7ga and 5ga.
Horn septum pinchers! Prices are for one single piece.
We currently have: 15ga, <14ga, 13ga, >12ga, 11ga, 10ga (TINY only), 9ga, 7ga, 5ga, 3ga, and 00ga.
We do NOT currently have horn pinchers in:
18ga, 17ga, 16ga, 10ga, 8ga, 6ga, 4ga, 2ga, 1ga, or 0ga.
$6/each (up to 5ga), $7 (4ga, 3ga), $8 (2ga, 1ga), $9 (0ga), or $10 (00ga).
We also currently have some extremely thin 22ga and 21ga horn septum pinchers.
18ga is our usual minimum due to strength issues. This little guys are fragile and extremely delicate, tend to flex more, and are prone to break easily unless being handled with the utmost care.
We also have TINY overall 10ga horn pincher shapes for other spots.
Bone septum pinchers (white)!
We currently have: 15ga, 14ga, 13ga (and TINY), 11ga, 10ga, 9ga, 7ga, ±6ga, 5ga, ±4ga, 3ga, 2ga, >1ga but <0ga, and 00ga.
We do NOT currently have bone pinchers in: 16ga, 12ga, 8ga, 1ga, or 0ga.
$6/each (up to 5ga), $7 (4ga, 3ga), $8 (2ga, 1ga), $9 (0ga), or $10 (00ga).
We also currently have some extremely thin 19ga bone septum pinchers.
16ga is our usual minimum due to strength issues. This little guys are fragile and extremely delicate, tend to flex more, and are prone to break easily unless being handled with the utmost care.
We also have TINY overall 13ga and 11ga bone pincher shapes for other spots.
Hey! Let's discuss the difference between a septum pincher and a CBR shape.
It's all about overall diameter: septum pinchers (seen here in the center in 14ga)
have much smaller overall diameters than CBR shapes (seen around it, also in 14ga).
Overall sizes change from gauge size to gauge size. Gap sizes may differ, too.
Septum pinchers tend to be ever so slightly oval overall, rather than completely round.
Are these measurements important to you? Then ask us about them when you order!!!
: Please note :
We recommend purchasing only from companies that utilize unique horn inlay patterns and overall shapes, when going beyond the range of basic universal designs such as spirals and solid stars. There is a huge problem of original designs being passed around the carving workshops in Indonesia, where copyright laws are hard to enforce, and artisans often have lenient attitudes about reproducing designs they have seen in their neighbors' shops.
We know that there may be examples of honest mistakes, and that there is a possibility that someone may have purchased work from carvers who have copied designs without the knowledge of a purchaser. However, we feel that it is the responsibility of those who are selling products to ensure that the designs they are utilizing are original works, copyright free, or utilized only with direct written consent from the producer of the artwork. Please ask first about the origins of a design.
There are several of our designs that we have found being produced without authorization. These include, but are not limited to: stars with pie wedges, the 5 diamonds with 4 spirals design, and the 3 diamonds design. While there are many more, we have had the most trouble with these particular patterns being copied. Erica personally drew these designs; they are not from a book or other publication. They have been carved into jewelry for other companies and posted onto other sites and print literature without permission or credit. We have not sold or licensed them to any distributors. Not only is this uncreative, immoral, and rude, it is unlawful. We take this matter very seriously. We ask these companies and distributors to please discontinue selling our designs immediately and to remove them from any online or printed materials such as catalogs.
There are several other people and companies out there that we know have also had their designs for engravings and overall horn shapes reproduced without their permission, and it continues to be a growing problem. This applies to manufacturers and distributors of other body jewelry materials as well, such as surgical steel, stone, hardwood, glass, etc. We are requesting your help in putting an end to these unfair and unethical practices. Please let us know when you see examples of this, and think hard before purchasing from companies that steal intellectual property.
Finally, we felt that it would be appropriate to include a photo and quote that we feel sums up the status, reverence, and respect the water buffalo commands in the areas in which it is found.
Attributed to an otherwise anonymous SE Asian rice farmer, he said:
"To my family, the buffalo is more important than I am.
When I die, they'll weep for me; but if our buffalo dies, they may starve."
A limited selection of fossilized walrus ivory hollow and solid double flared plugs, made from either oosik, tooth, or tusk. These are gorgeous variable tan colored, often with darker flecks, and tend to be a more porous and slightly textured bone material (especially the oosik).
Top row: >0ga solid ($20/pair), 7/16" solid ($28/pair-SOLD),
1/2" hollow or 1/2" solid ($32/pair), >9/16" solid ($36/pair).
Bottom row: 9/16" with cut-out spirals ($36/pair), <5/8" with cut-out spirals ($40/pair),
<7/8" solid ($50/pair), and 1" solid ($55/pair-SOLD).
High quality mammoth ivory saddle shapes!
These are expertly carved, highly consistent, and made from the best possible material.
Fossilized (mineralized) mammoth ivory is creamy white to very light tan (though darker variations sometimes occur), with characteristic cross-hatching in the form of intersecting Schreger lines similar to those seen on elephant ivory.
Please note that fossilized mammoth ivory is particularly sensitive to changes in heat and humidity.
Extra care should be taken to protect these items from such shifts, and should not be worn while bathing.
They should always be kept well-oiled.
All remaining pairs will be discounted due to quality issues such as cracks. Only a few left!
4ga ($12/pair), or ±5/8" ($30/pair); pre-discounted prices are listed.
Inuit Alaskan bone curved tusks
(old artifacts, probably not originally used for septums but for another utilitarian purpose).
They are all between 00ga and 7/16", and are merely $15/each.
The top piece has SOLD.
Other types of bone plugs may occasionally be available, including fossilized walrus, mammoth, or mastodon ivory. The material is dug from the permafrost or found near rivers in the summer months by natives of Alaska or Russia. The fossil ivories tend to be off-white to creamy tan, though some samples may be peanut butter brown or even darker. Walrus ivory can have an oatmeal-looking amorphous center, while mammoth and mastodon exhibit a gorgeous cross-hatched pattern called Schreger lines.
Antler plugs are occasionally available as a custom order; we do not normally stock them.
Antler is a type of bone that is dense and white, with a grayish marrow center. It holds a fine polish.
These are generally from deer, but may also be from moose. Antlers are shed annually, unlike horns.
The picture above is shown smaller than life size.
We sometimes have moose antler (shown) and other antler plugs in larger hollow and solid plugs.
Scroll up for the full listing and prices in the bone saddles section. Prices are the same, for now.
Some of those depicted with the black backgrounds are regular bone, though most of the larger sizes are indeed made out of moose antler as seen in the top image with the gray background.
Upside-down bone mermaids with hook-shaped tails. $20/pair.
The tail fins are the widest spot, requiring around 1ga to 0ga minimum to insert.
There is a vertical hole drilled through each one. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.
Hollow bone stash boxes with scrimshaw and colored crushed stone elephant, frog, beetle, or koi patterns.
These happen to be cylinders around ≤1-3/8" in diameter, though if you are considering wearing them as plugs, please note that they are very long in length, they are made of several elements that have been glued together, and that the lids are loose and will come off unless something such as beeswax is used to make them have more of a grip.
We have two of each design, and would prefer to sell them as pairs instead of as singles. $30/pair.
Fronts are shown first, followed by a back side, side view, and an opened box.
Porcupine quills from Africa (Hystrix cristata) or America (Erethizon dorsatum) are available.
They have been used traditionally as septum spikes, and might also be used as hairsticks,
or as tapers (cut with a razor or very sharp knife-the ends can then be sealed with wax).
Please note that these quills have not been cleaned, and you should expect natural variation.
Quills are tapered on both ends and tend to be fatter at one end. We measure them in the center.
After years of being unable to find them, we now have quills measuring 12ga, 11ga, and 10ga available!
Long African quills are offered for $2/each.
We normally have them ranging from around 13ga up to 1ga, and from 3" to 12" in length.
We have some quills available for $1/each with broken ends, creases, and other quality issues.
Tiny American quills are all very thin, and are around 1-1/2" to 2" long.
These are 5 for $1 for sizes that range from hair thin up to around 16ga or so.
These American porcupine quills are available only as a grab bag of various random sizes;
or, we can individually measure these and send a specific size of quill for $1/each piece.
Pre-measured fatties (American porcupine quills that are 15ga to 12ga or so), are $1/each.
We have a stash of rare African porcupine quills that have yellow, tan, and orange hues.
We've been assured that these are naturally occurring, and have been caching them away for years.
Now we are ready to offer some up for sale:
$4/each for tans and yellows, and $5/each for oranges.
Great for hairsticks, septums, tapers, and displays!
Sizes range from 9ga up to 2ga, with lengths from 4" up to 1 foot!!!
Please click on the above cropped image to view one at full size.
Giant upper jaw warthog tusks. $12 (medium-large) to $15 (large-giant) per piece.
The middle two pieces are still available.
Big fat rectangular ones such as these
can range from $8-22/each, depending upon weight.
Warthog tusks are similar to boar's tusks, only heavier. There are two types of warthog tusks:
indented rectangular upper jaw tusks and triangular in cross-section lower jaw tusks.
Warthog tusks are double for retail customers.
Lower jaw warthog tusks that are triangular in cross-section like boar's tusks.
The pieces shown in this particular image have SOLD; it is still posted for reference only.
Skinny ones are typically $10/each, medium ones are $12/each, and large ones are $15/each.
We do have one skinny triangular warthog tusk left is stock;
it is broken on the back section such that one of the faces is missing. It is $10.
Boar tusks average $5-20/each, depending on size and quality.
Our latest selection of boar's tusks can be seen below; the pieces above have SOLD.
Boar tusks are double for retail customers.
Our current selection of various sizes of boar's tusks.
The very large top pair are $20/each,
and the next three large pieces are $10/each.
Large boar tusk pairs that have their open ends capped (closed off) with water buffalo horn.
These have SOLD, but we can get more! Ask to be placed on our wait list for tusks with caps.
NOT SHOWN (also SOLD): large boar's tusks like the ones above, but open at the backs (without the caps).
Tusks like these, both with caps and without, run about $12-$15/each.
Very small boar's tusks. $5/each.
The four pieces shown above were $5/each.
These exact pieces have SOLD.
Here we show python ribs, which are $2/each for large ones, or $1/each for smaller ones.
We also have a few rare very long or quite thick snake ribs that are $5/each.
Keep in mind these are not round, but like very flat ovals in cross-section.
Thus they are very difficult to measure. Requested measurements beyond 'large' or 'small' will be estimates only, cost double, and you must specify if you are aiming for that measurement near the center of the rib or nearer to the larger knobby end. Most tips have minor flares.
The maximum size for large ones is around 9ga in the center or 6ga at the knob end; most are smaller.
Sorry, California, we cannot ship any python ribs to you down there.
This image shows a raccoon bacula, another word for penis bone (plural = baculum), which can be a neat alternative for smaller ear holes or for wacky septums. This is a smaller size for $3/each.
Ask us about discounts if you're interested in ordering many pieces of raccoon baculum!
Not shown: we occasionally have larger raccoon baculum ($4), or small mink bacula with hook ends ($2).
There are also a few baculum with broken ends that would be merely $1/each.
Baculum are found in a surprisingly large amount of mammals, including rodents, bats, bears, seals, walruses (the Inuit term for walrus bacula was oosik), otters, beavers, badgers, foxes, minks, raccoons, shrews, hedgehogs, wolves, coyotes, dogs, and many primates (but not humans!).
Incidentally, female capuchin monkeys, mice, and at least some chipmunks and squirrels, have an 'os clitoris,' which is a clitoris bone! The term for this is a baubellum, which means gem or jewel.
The four bone tapers shown above are now only $3/each piece (singles), marked down from $6/each.
Pairs are available for $6/pair, marked down from $12/pair... that's HALF OFF!
Some people also like to use these as bone necklace components. Ask about quantity discounts!
-The first bone taper type has carved grooves, and measure from 18-22/64" (around 1ga to >0ga) at the widest parts, and are just over 2" in length. They are drilled lengthwise like beads.
-The second, slightly bent bone tapered talons,
can be from <00ga to 7/16" on the largest part of the wearing surfaces.
(Note the >0ga mentioned on the image as the smallest size have sold out).
-The third, straight long bone engraved tapers, can measure from >2ga to 0ga on the largest part of the wearing surfaces near the engraved lines and X's.
Water buffalo horn double tapered cylinders/hairpipes. Now only $1/each (they were $2).
Most taper from > or =0ga at either end to >00ga in the middle. Some are only ≥0ga in the middle.
They are drilled lengthwise like beads - the hole in the center is approximately 1/8".
Whole polished cow horns from India average approximately 9" long. $10/each.
We currently have a small mostly straight black horn for $10 from India,
and a very large mottled brown and white curved horn for $15 from the States.
These are shown in the first image above.
Click on these small images to view larger images; only the third image will be shown at life size, the other photos are not posted at life size.
These would be great for displays that also contain horn body jewelry,
or lined with beeswax and used as traditional drinking horns!
Extra shipping fee may apply due to their weight and size.
We were out of whole polished cow horns for a long time; they are now back in stock!
Water buffalo horns are also occasionally available, but are longer and a bit more expensive.
Real horns - probably goat, though sheep have not been ruled out. $20/two pieces.
Great for costumes and mask-making! Just one pair left.
Stingray spines with sharp barbs! $10/each.
Raccoon ($25) and coyote ($40) skulls.
Please click on these images to view larger versions (not to scale).
Teeth, and connection between the two jaw bones, tend to loosen over time.
Nepalese decorated goat skulls!!!
Each skull will vary quite a bit from skull to skull and from what you see here. Not shown at life size.
$125/each, plus extra shipping, which varies by zone and type of shipping (likely around $12-$16). Please note that it is common for some of the bits to be missing or come loose during shipping; this should be expected.
All goat skulls have currently SOLD; please let us know if you would like to be on the wait list.
Nautilus shells cut in half to exhibit their amazing natural spiral geometry. $25/half.
Please click on this thumbnail-sized image to view a splendid image at full size.
As these are delicate, they must be sent by Priority Mail and we strongly suggest adding insurance.
We also have two pieces that are polished and thus iridescent on both sides, but have broken along the outside tails (after the center spirals). These would be $10/each.
White hollow dentalium shells were highly valued by Native Americans, and used extensively in trade and ornamentation. These are mildly taper shaped, and are $3/whole ones (SOLD), and $1/sections.
The sections can look like the two pieces on the bottom row or even shorter.
The largest ones are <0ga at the biggest part; most are smaller.
:: All prices listed are wholesale to shops :: Retail prices to individuals are twice those listed ::