The nine-banded armadillo is a medium-sized mammal found in North, Central, and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos.  Its ancestors originated in South America, and remained there until the formation of the Isthmus of Panama allowed them to enter North America as part of the Great American Interchange. The nine-banded armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal, found in many kinds of habitats, from mature and secondary rainforests to grassland and dry scrub. It is an insectivore, feeding chiefly on ants, termites, and other small invertebrates. The armadillo can jump 3–4 ft (91–122 cm) straight in the air if sufficiently frightened, making it a particular danger on roads.

 

Tibia - Latin for flute or pipe because the hollow, thin walled tibia of birds was commonly used to make musical flutes.

 

Fibula - Latin for brace, clasp or pin, because (in some animals) it resembles the shape of the tongue of a belt buckle.

 

The Tibia & Fibula of a Nine Banded Armadillo are fused. These bones are robust and incredibly interesting.  This design was inspired by the Usekh which gives it a royal appeal. 

 

The Usekh or Wesekh is a personal ornament, a type of broad collar or necklace, familiar to many because of its presence in images of the ancient Egyptian elite. Deities, women, and men were depicted wearing this jewellery.

 

Because of nature of this design, we ask that you specify the length. The 6 bones will take up 9". The idea is for it to land on your clavicle. Contact us for any questions. 

Armadillo Tibia & Fibula (6) Necklace with Bamboo Coral Beads

SKU: 1069
$35.00Price
  • Great care has been taken to assure that all of our products are humanely harvested and sanitized. Please keep in mind that all items are one of a kind and we are limited to what is provided to us by nature. 

    When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to discolor with time. 

    To clean: Wash with Dawn and let sit out in the sun. 

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