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Ethnic Jewelry

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This necklace features a large antique Tuareg pendant made in early 20th century in Mali. People in the Tuareg tribe are nomads of the Sahara and known to trade in jewelry, goats and camels. They travel through some of the most extreme and inhospitable places in the Sahara desert. This intricately beautiful hand engraved pendant was made to be worn in the desert as a talisman for protection and good fortune. It is approx. 3.75 inches tall and 3 inches wide. Even though it shows signs of age, it is very well maintained and the intricate etching makes it a unique collectible piece. The most interesting aspect that I learnt during my research is that such amulets often contained inside them grains of sand and protective religious scripts. I do not know what this one contains and that makes it even more mysteriously beautiful.To bring out the etching and the combination of brass and silver on the pendant, I used chunky (16mm diameter) matte black Agate stone beads from Brazil, large vintage silver repoussé beads known to have been hand made by Tibetan refugees and high quality bronze finish bead caps, cones and clasp. The Tibetan silver beads show signs of age and have astonishingly beautiful details. In honor of the protection this pendant has imparted to many travelers day and night, I strung a trinket containing the sun, moon and a star with the prayer that it continues to impart those blessings to the future wearer.Overall this necklace is an amazing find and a unique composition in terms of the stories behind it's components and how they work together to create an impactful statement. It measures approx. 22 inches including the 3 inch width of the pendant.Please note that due to the vintage nature of these metal components, the exact metal content and ratio of brass and silver is unknown. Free shipping within US.

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This necklace features a rare ancient silver pendant from Rajasthan with a painting of Lord Krishna. No one seems to know the origin or the artist of this painting (which I think adds an aura of mystery to this piece) but it appears to be deity Shrinathji, a manifestation of Krishna as a seven-year-old child as mentioned in Hindu scriptures. I strung the pendant in a row of vintage Nepalese "Roman Face" beads alternating with artisan-made old Ethiopian silver bi-cones beads. These beads were made using traditional silversmithing techniques and each bead is unlike any other bead in the collection. Towards the back side of the necklace and right above the pendant, I strung handmade old Ethiopian silver heishi beads and closed the necklace in a sterling silver hook clasp. The necklace has an extender chain and an Indian "ghunghroo" trinket at the end - both in sterling silver. Isn't it amazing how every community of artists have their own interpretation and vision of Krishna - one of the most charming of Indian deities? The necklace measures approx. 18 inches from end to end and the pendant adds an additional depth of 1.5 inches. The overall length can be adjusted upto another 2.5 inches approx. with the help of the extension chain. Free shipping within US.

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Brand Name: BohoplaceMetals Type: Zinc AlloyNecklace Type: Chokers NecklacesGender: WomenChain Type: Link ChainItem Type: NecklacesPendant Size: 8.7cmFine or Fashion: FashionModel Number: -Style: TRENDYMaterial: RhinestoneShape\pattern: RoundLength: -58cm

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