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African - Hand Made Ethnic Sterling & Bead Necklace
African - Hand Made Ethnic Sterling & Bead Necklace
Item# MIXO63
$185.00

Product Description

African - Hand Made Ethnic Sterling & Bead Necklace

Size:

Length of the Pendant : 3 ½ inches
Length of the Necklace : 19 inches
Weight: 18.90 grams

Hand Crafted in South Africa

This unique and beautiful necklace was made in South Africa by a jeweler that has managed to combine traditional African with a modern medium. The traditional San or Bushman cave paintings have been used to enhance the sterling silver “pendant” African glass beads have been used on the pendant as well as each link of the necklace has been individually made using sterling silver and African glass beads.

About the Bushmen.

When 4000 years ago nomads came into contact with the much longer established hunter-gatherers of Southern Africa, they called them San meaning food gatherers. In the 17th century the Dutch colonized the Cape of Good Hope and called the hunter-gatherers of the plains “Boschjemannen” which translates to Bushmen. Bushmen are the longest surviving tribe of Southern Africa they are descendents of the Stone Age people.

About African Beadwork.

Beadwork is one of the most compelling art traditions in Africa. Artists must carefully consider the materials, colors, textures, shapes, and sizes of the beads to choose those that compliment or contrast with one another. A single-colored or multi-colored bead of fine workmanship may have as great a visual impact as many beads strung together or embroidered on a cloth.

Comes beautifully gift boxed.

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Hand Crafted Oval 14ct Gold & Elephant Hair Pendant

Size:
Width: 1 inches
Length: 2 inches
Weight: 5.4 grams

Hand Crafted in South Africa

This unique pendant was hand made in Johannesburg by a jeweler who grew up in Soweto, after studying the art of jewelry making, he then decided to combine the modern mediums with ancient African mediums; the result is a unique and beautiful piece of jewelry.

This oval pendant is made up of a 14ct gold pendant with San art cut outs that are highlighted with elephant hair. The black in the pendant is inlayed elephant hair. The whole piece is hand crafted using elephant hair and 14ct gold. This pendant is gently curved from top to bottom.

Elephant hair is traditionally used to make jewelry in Africa it is considered good luck and health.

The hair is cut from the tail when the elephants are darted for medical reasons. No elephants are killed for the hair.

About the Bushmen.

When 4000 years ago nomads came into contact with the much longer established hunter-gatherers of Southern Africa, they called them San meaning food gatherers. In the 17th century the Dutch colonized the Cape of Good Hope and called the hunter-gatherers of the plains “Boschjemannen” which translates to Bushmen. Bushmen are the longest surviving tribe of Southern Africa they are descendents of the Stone Age people.

About Rock Art.

The Europeans who first saw the Rock Art were fascinated but dismissive of their importance. Now days the true value and meaning of their art is being deciphered and appreciated., their art not only shows actual events that happened but are messages full of intricate and complex nuances in the symbols, metaphors and religious meaning.

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$120.00
Hand Crafted Oval 14ct Gold & Elephant Hair Pendant MIXO19