Oval Sterling Silver Bushman Art Pendant
Height; 1 3/4 inches
Width: 1 inch
Weight: 4.5 grams
Made in South Africa.
This unique pendant was handmade 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 out of sterling silver with San art cut outs. This art is typically seen inside caves. Each figure has been painstakingly cut out by hand.
This pendant has a small scratch on the front
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.