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Horn Work

Horn work

Horn work

Horn has been used from the earliest times as a tool or made into essential utensils like spoons, combs and beakers. Its malleability when heated has made it an easy and useful material to make a wide selection of items from, while its range of colours has proved desirable for many decorative uses. In the 18th & 19th centuries the Ayrshire village of Kilmaurs was renowned for its horn cutlery industry.

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