Why a Japanese Indian necklace of horn could help you sleep
The head of a Japanese horn necklace made of animal ivory and copper is in the hands of a new conservationist after it was discovered by a young man in central India.
The head is the first of its kind and it may have been created by a hunter who hunted with a hunting bow, the New York Times reports.
The new discovery was made by a 19-year-old hunter who was visiting the town of Kaniehtiyo, in central Rajasthan, when he spotted a deer horn necklace.
The necklace, made of two metal pieces of the same metal and the neck of a wild boar, is almost two meters long and weighs over 5 kilograms (10 pounds).
It is one of several animal ivory pieces found at the site, according to a report in the Indian Express.
The hunter, who was not identified, told the paper that he was not sure how the necklace came to be.
He said he was hoping to find out if it belonged to a local hunter or a foreigner.
“I don’t think I could tell from this necklace what the origin is, but I have no doubt it is from the same person,” he said.
“He’s just looking for a good hunt and a good place to go hunting.”
The man, who has since told his family, has been offered a reward of about $4,000 for information leading to the identification of the source of the necklace.