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African Trade Bead Blue Necklace

African Trade Bead Blue Necklace

Regular price $249.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $249.00 AUD
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This colourful bold tribal style necklace has been strung with vintage and modern Czech glass beads, including original Bohemian trade beads which are a traditional wedding gift among the Fulani tribes people of Mali.

Materials: The white, blue and navy mixed glass beads are luminous, smooth, and with bold shades up to 100 years old. They are teamed with contemporary Czech glass beads which adds texture. Czech glass beads were traded with West Africa at the beginning of last century for natural products such as palm oil. Jewellery is a universal form of adornment. Jewellery made from shells, stone and bones survives from prehistoric times. From the dawn of time humans have worn jewellery for a number of reasons, in some cases, it denoted the wearers status, symbolised their power or marital status and bore religious relevance.

Additionally, the necklace is adorned with a sterling silver triangle with swirl engraving , symbolic of eternity. Triangles add an air of divine guidance indicitive of ancient triangular structures such as pyramids and spearheads to directional contexts, such as compasses or maps.

Length: 80cm

Clasp: brass with large ring to easily adorn on the run! (nickel and lead free)

OOAK One of A Kind!

Packaging: FREE zebra gift box.

All of our beautifully crafted jewellery is hand made in Sydney for those who have notably unique style and love wearing elegant eclectic statements with a sustainable element. Treat yourself and gift to someone who loves contemporary bold jewellery.

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