Now, after 40 years, a violin-maker in England has fashioned a fully vegan instrument, without using horsehair, hooves, tusks or ivory.
It is the first of its kind. The craftsman built the body using special glues not containing any animal ingredients at all. No horse skin, bone fragments or similar.
The inlay at the edge of the instrument, meanwhile, was made using dried wood from pear trees, dyed with wild berries and pure spring water to exactly achieve the desired colour.
The exceptional, animal-free instrument was recently certified by the Vegan Society.
P.S.: The graphic includes a photo (credit: Andy Garbi) of the violin maker