Oversized statement jewellery which can be worn in a variety of ways
The piece combines the fascinating and beautiful light coloured natural horn* with a deep black bridle strap.
The huge chain and leather strap carry associations of bondage and restraint, but also the dimensions of an anchor chain – security, freedom, attachment, obedience... the chain is a very complex symbol.
This large statement piece looks stunning on dark or monochrome clothing. It can be worn in different ways, the leather piece can be opened and the chain rearranged. It also works well as a belt, the length is fully adjustable.
The individual links measure about 8cm by 5cm, the natural colours of this variety of horn range from translucent honey to opaque white (see image of the chain in sunlight – you can see the honey-coloured shadow). No need to say that every link and every chain is unique, but they all have the full beautiful range of colours particular to this horn.
The leather strap is hand-stitched by a bridlemaker in the UK with the finest english saddlery leather.
Natural horn and english bridle leather piece, chain length (horn only) ca. 150cm, all handmade, dimensions variable
(The chain links are carved from solid horn, so every second link has been cut on one narrow side and reclosed in order to assemble the chain. This is almost invisible, you can see it on some of the images when zooming in. The horn is extremely sturdy and almost unbreakable, in case of strain a link may reopen slightly – very easy to put back together with a small amount of glue.)
*This horn is from a particular breed of cows, which are farm animals. They are not killed for their horn.