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African Warthog Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring

African Warthog Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring
Item# MAKW4
$45.00

Product Description

African Warthog Wood and Pewter Napkin Ring
Hand Made in South Africa.

These beautiful napkin rings are made out of jacaranda wood and pewter.

The ring is made out of jacaranda wood, the warthog head and tail are made out of pewter that comes from South Africa.

Comes gift boxed.

This is the perfect gift for any home, beautiful as well as functional.

Warthog's are neither graceful nor beautiful, warthogs are nonetheless remarkable animals. They are found in most of Africa south of the Sahara and are widely distributed in East Africa. They are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year. By tolerating a higher than normal body temperature, the warthog is perhaps able to conserve moisture inside its body that might otherwise be used for cooling. The warthog is mainly a grazer and has adapted an interesting practice of kneeling on its calloused, hairy, padded knees to eat short grass. Using its snout and tusks, it also digs for bulbs, tubers and roots during the dry season. They will often run with their tails in the air. Despite poor eyesight, warthogs have a keen sense of smell, which they use for acquiring food, detecting predators, and recognizing other animals.