Ankole are a breed of cattle native to Africa, and hold an important place in the cultures of several Ugandan tribes. While much of Uganda is forested and tropical, other parts are dry and arid, and Ankole are perfectly suited to survive in those environments, providing an important source of food to many people.
Our jewelry and gifts are handcrafted from start to finish from recycled Ankole horn. We partner with a local craftsman who cleans, cuts, and shapes the horn. Our artisans focus on metalwork and assembly, and pairing pieces to highlight the beautiful variations in line and color present in this natural material.