Aztec Bola by Rex Foster
artist: REX FOSTER
2.25" H. 1.75" W. Piece. 1.25" H. 0.50" W. Tassel. 46" Strand. This one of a kind bola is a show stopper. It is carved from both ancient mammoth tusk and fossil walrus tusk. All natural curves are fit together in a stunning design. It is set on an 8 strand, hand braided leather cord
"I have developed a unique art form independent of other mainstream jewelers. My path has led me to borrow from the ancients. The first amulets and extra attire of humans in their evolution down from the trees and out of the caves were probably made from bones. Crafting and wearing bone is a very special way of connecting with the “Great Mystery.” Bone is also one of the softest and most beautiful materials available. Over the years, I have added to my designs using materials such as ancient walrus and woolly mammoth tusks. I feel I am merely, through my simple design eye, fixing these pieces so others can carry them around with them before the pieces return to dust, as we all ultimately must. I retain reverence for life while appreciating the beauty of bones."
This online exhibit of Rex Foster Jewelry represents a few chosen pieces from his much larger collection on display at Studio Comfort Texas. We highly recommend studying these remarkable pieces in person, and look forward to seeing you soon!
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