12'' Handmade Bowl Featuring Historic Gorilla Digit’s Nose Print
Just like human fingerprints, mountain gorilla noses are distinct. While all individuals in every gorilla subspecies may have unique nose prints, they are the most distinct in mountain gorillas. In fact, mountain gorilla nose prints are one of the best ways for humans to learn and identify individuals in the field. Even Dian Fossey used this identification method and drew nose prints for the gorillas she watched.
Each bowl is handcrafted in Rwanda by local artisans through our partnership with Azizi Life. Originally only offered at our new campus in Rwanda, you can now purchase these bowls online for a limited time!
- Our hand woven bowls are crafted from natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of locally-gathered forest grasses.
- Each bowl features the nose print of one our historic gorillas.
- Available Gorilla Nose Prints: Digit, Poppy, Pasika, Macibiri, Titus, Maggie
- Dimensions: 12’’
- Care: Wipe with a dry cloth.
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Dian Fossey first saw Digit in 1967 when he was just a few years old. He belonged to one of the groups she decided to “habituate” to her presence and she ended up forming a special bond with him, giving him the name Digit when she noticed that one of his fingers was injured. Fossey described Digit as playful and curious as a youngster, as well as gentle and trusting even as he grew into a large silverback. She called him her “beloved Digit.”
Want to know which gorilla you are? Check out our gorilla personality quiz to find out!