These are the rarest of all the bucket species. Very few ivory buckets remain in the world, and each one is a priceless relic.
These buckets were each carved from a single elephant tusk by a highly skilled ivory craftsman. The only remaining four examples are all from the 10th century, commissioned by the Catholic church for their cathedrals.
Ivory buckets were too precious to be used for ordinary worship services of course! These fanciest of fancy buckets were only used during certain special ceremonies, and only to hold the most special of waters – holy water.
I’m distressed to admit that summer must finally be over as the trees drop their leaves in preparation for their winter hibernation.
As you scoop those raked piles of leaves into bags, consider how much easier it would be with a square bucket for a scoop! Drag it along the ground to scoop up five gallons of leaves in about two seconds.
From there it can go into a larger bin, or better yet a compost pile. Never let a good leaf go to waste!