Martin Dartey is an accomplished Ghanaian artist now living in Nairobi. In addition to setting up an authentic Ghanaian recycled glass production site on his wife's family farm, Martin paints and designs jewelry that is sold around the world under the Monda African Art moniker. Martin worked together with the talented Elaine Bellezza to create this unique stretch bracelet from squared circles, or "squircles", of cow bone strung together on elastic cords with silver spacers.
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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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