Embu Necklace

$ 48.00

Handmade in Kenya  by our partner working with a small group of artists to foster their time-honored craftsmanship and provides artisans with access to quality healthcare, education, business training, and community building.
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

28" long + 2" extension

brass
Maasai beads

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  protect our planet
  be a patron for people and
  preserve art forms and cultures

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