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Tableware Crafted from Animal Bones, Fur, and Skin Highlights How Wasteful We've Become

by , 05/20/14
filed under: Art, gallery, Recycled Materials


Tribaling Mass Production by Ma’ayan Pesach, totem pole tableware, upcycled animal parts, recycled meat industry waste products, Ronald Smits photography, animal bone tableware, animal skin tableware, animal fur tableware

The collection of ladles, teapots, and other household items aims to illustrate the origin of food in a primal way, which also explains why many of the pieces take on the shape of a totem pole and other tribal decorations. Parts of an animal normally considered waste by the food industry, such as bones, fur, and skin, have been added to represent a more respectful relationship between the hunter and the hunted.

Related: Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs” Stuffed Animal Slaughterhouse Truck Highlights Horrors of Meat Industry

As Pesach explains on her Tumblr page, “The tableware is semi-practical, at times abstract and surreal. It raises questions about the future of eating, culture, and rituals, repurposing the leftovers of our hyper-consumerism to create new meanings for potential scenarios to come.”

Certainly not all of the pieces are practical, but then again, not everything is created with the intention of serving a specific purpose. What Pesach does prove is that there are countless parts of an animal that could be salvaged and put to better use, whether that’s cooking utensils, modern art pieces, or something that falls between the two.

Ma’ayan Pesach

Via FastCoDesign

Images by Ronald Smits

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