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Hand crafted 14ct gold necklace and medallion

San Art Pendant with Hand Crafted Gold & Bead Chain
San Art Pendant with Hand Crafted Gold & Bead Chain
Item# MIXO49
$338.00

Product Description

San Art Pendant with Hand Crafted Gold & Bead Chain

Necklace Size:
Pendant Width: 3/4 inch
Pendant Length: 2 1/2 inch
Length: 17 1/2 inch
Weight: 16.7 grams

Hand Crafted in South Africa

This necklace 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 necklace is hand crafted, made up of 14ct gold and red and blue African glass beads, mixed with small 14ct gold beads. Each link is hand made and then strung with the glass and gold beads. This necklace is made up of a gold medallion that is boomerang shaped with Bushman San art cut out of the pendant. The necklace closes with a lobster claw clasp.

About African Jewelry.

Owning a piece of African jewelry is more than owning a piece of jewelry its possessing a world of culture and history in its own beautiful form. Even though there is history and meaning behind each piece, it’s the art in the jewelry that grabs the attention of most collectors.

African jewelry is an ancient and time honored art form that reflects the art of African heritage, culture and history. There are several artistic, religious, spiritual and cultural elements of African heritage visible in each uniquely crafted piece of jewelry.

Around the turn of the 10th century, when bronze work was common, crafting these pieces became more intricate. Bronze pieces were normally decorated with ivory or precious stones and several of these pieces were identified with royalty. Beads have also played a very important role in African culture and can be seen today in many of the beautiful pieces of jewelry created by the skilled craftsmen who make them.

Modern African pieces still remain true to the same historic values and meanings of the past. These values represent different elements of African culture and reveal the importance of each piece of jewelry, which in turn makes them so special to collectors and art lovers everywhere.

The history and meaning of each piece of jewelry is unique. It is said that owning one of these pieces provides hope, wisdom and well-being to its owner. So start your own ‘art’ collection today.

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.

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.

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Sterling Silver Map of Africa Pendant
Size:
Height: 1 ½ inches
Length: 1 inches
Weight: 2.9 grams



Made 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 African map pendant. The giraffe, antelope and hunter are cut out by hand.

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 meaningAbout 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 the Giraffe.

The Giraffe is native to Sub Saharan Africa, and is the worlds tallest land animal. This egg has been painted with concentric layers of brown/green and orange, and then decorated with Giraffes using decoupage. Decoupage is the art of cutting and pasting cutouts to simulate paintings on a wood, metal, glass or in this case egg surface. Each egg takes 27 days to decorate, with several coats of lacquer applied to acquire the high gloss finish. First the background is painted once it is dried a few coats of lacquer are applied with a light sanding between each layer, then the decoupage images are applied, several more layers of lacquer are applied with a light sanding between each, the egg is finished with some gold accents. By applying the art to the egg in this way it gives the egg a multi-dimensional appearance instead of a flat appearance.

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.The hut (house) is bas relief.

About the African Continent

Africa is the second largest continent, occupying about a fifth of the Earths land area. A huge and diverse continent with more than 50 independent countries, Africa contains vast natural resources.

Africa is the second largest continent, after Asia, bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The continent’s total land area is approximately 30,365,000 square km. Africa is cut almost equally in two by the Equator, with the greater part of its territory north of the Equator.

The African continent contains a great natural diversity, from the Sahara desert in Northern Africa to the tropical rain forests in Central Africa; from the arid Sahel belt to the lush islands of the Indian Ocean. African states vary greatly in size; from tiny countries such as the Seychelles and São Tomé and Principe, to the vast states of Sudan and Algeria, and the populous federations of Nigeria and Ethiopia.

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