PEWTER DINGO SMALL
Common throughout Australia, except Tasmania, the dingo was thought to have been introduced to our land through the Aborigines perhaps 6000 years ago. Once considered a pest, the longest fence in the world has been erected in an attempt to keep this dog out of eastern and southern sheep grazing land. however 60% of dingos diet consists of small mammals, reptiles, birds and rabbits. It is commonly coloured fawny yellow with white feed and tail tip and has a distinctive howl.
Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Proudly crafted in Australia by Aradon Pty Ltd. using Australian Tin.
*velvet pouch colours vary / attached story card contains above information