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Bonafide Horn & Bone Work with Jakir Hussain

Art | Bone Carving, City Special, Masterclass, Multi-Gen Art, Unexplored ₹3,540.00 Jodhpur
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Language: Hindi / Rajasthani

Learn and spread an art almost at the brink of extinction

What you’ll do

  • Book personalized Live Horn & Bone Experience with Jakir Hussain.
  • Curation of the session based on the questions asked to the customer.
  • See yourself through the eyes of an artist or simply observe the genius at work.
  • Understand the intricate details and techniques of Horn and Bone Work.
  • Live demonstration of what goes into this elaborate process.
  • Understand the broad aspects as well as the nitty-gritty of this art called Horn and Bone Work.
  • Learn about different techniques, materials, tools and machines used for the same.
  • The artist also briefs you about where you can procure the material and tools for the art form.
  • Maximum 4 people can book an experience. In case if you are more in number than you can drop an email to us on
  • Rajasthan Studio Team Member would be there to help you.

About the Artist

An art conservationist, Jakir Hussain is an artist in true character and is hell-bent to protect, conserve and spread this dying art form. He is unabashed, honest and is inspired to carve on just pure bone, a skill much more difficult to master. Under Hussain’s mentorship, young men are encouraged to work with him and learn the art while they are awarded by a monthly stipend – has helped incredibly in preserving this art form. He has represented India in numerous art summits across the globe and also won the National Award in 2011.

Artist’s Inspiration

The artist is passionate about using and carving just pure bone, which is much harder than when the wood is used to support it.

Artist’s Studio

Inspiration and concentration are never too far away in the studio which is filled with tools, references, raw materials as well as finished pieces. Just get in, listen, observe and get lost in the meditation that is art.

About Horn & Bone Work

It is a unique art of creating art forms by carving into animal bones, with bones acquired by legal means once the animals are dead. It can result in the ornamentation of a bone, or the creation of a figure or making of aesthetically pleasing as well as utility items. It has been practised by a variety of world cultures, and since the ban on ivory, it has become a cheaper and legal substitute for it. The animal bone is collected from dead animals once the flesh has decomposed. The bones with the toughest make—like the hip and legs—are the ones usually used for handicraft purposes. 

Group Size

4 People


Horn and Bone work material, tools, tea and refreshments


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