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Handmade in Uganda by Ojiko, a cattle herder and one of the most well-respected craftsmen in Kenya. Ojiko has never received a formal primary education, he requires that one speak with him in Kiswahili or his tribal language, Luo; however, he has honed his craft training over many years beginning with technical training in welding, and later in silversmithing and woodworking.
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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.
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