Handcrafted Carabao Horn Belts
Within the Northern Samar province of the Philippines you will find lush rice paddy farms and farmers still using the "Payatak" method of farming that relies upon the Carabao, a domesticated water buffalo.
The soil is first softened with rainwater, then the farmer guides his group of carabao in trampling the planting area until it is soggy enough to receive the rice seedlings.
Although this method is very time consuming and produces less yield, many farmers prefer it for the tradition and quality of the final product.
Once these animals have given their lifelong service to the fields and have passed on, their horns are used to create beautiful accessories like this one.
Every tile and bead on this belt has been individually made and handcrafted from the Carabao horn.
Every single piece on the belt is different from the next
No Water Buffalos Were Harmed
The Carabao Horn’s belts are created from water buffalo that are not slaughtered for their horns. As the horns of the water buffalo grow, they may cause the animal discomfort. The horns are simply trimmed and not wasted. The trimmed horns can be used for a variety of uses including creating one-of-a-kind belts! The horns are shaped into belt pieces then polished to give a nice shining glow.
All of The Carabao Horn’s belts are individually handcrafted from the horns of the water buffalo. Each belt piece shows personality and character and makes each belt a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.