This is a wonderful 44mm Hand Carved Tubular Bone Bead with Squirrel. There is an openwork design composed of a crouching squirrel with a large bushy tail that arches over the back and a spiraling tangle of lined and knotted branches with striated leaves. Each end cap has a stylized flower with nine petals. The bead measures 1.75" (44mm) long by 0.875" (22mm) in diameter with a 0.0787" (2mm) hole. The pure white bone appears to be from a water buffalo. The bead was probably made in China within the last 30 years. This 44mm Hand Carved Tubular Bone Bead with Squirrel is in Better Than Good condition. There is a small crack at one end which appears to have occurred naturally and does not affect the integrity of the bead.