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Bonde Necklace

$ 65.00

Handmade in Kenya by Bundi, a horn artisan based just outside Nairobi. With over ten years of experience working with horn, Bundi is well known in the artisan communities for his industry expertise and high quality craftsmanship. At his workshop, Bundi works with a team of four to eight apprentices, passing on his artisanal skill set and providing employment for youth in the community.
With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Historians have found the first signs of jewelry ever being worn in Africa, almost 75,000 years ago. When it comes to creating jewelry, Africans will use everything they have access to. For this reason, African jewelry can be made out of a wide variety of materials, from bone and shells to animal teeth and hair. Throughout history, jewelry-making has been the preserve of women, with mothers teaching their daughters how to create pieces.

Details + Dimensions

9" long

cowhorn
brass

*due to the nature of cowhorn, colors will vary slightly for each necklace from white to a tan color

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