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A Thousand Smiles Textile Necklace

african baroque unique handcrafted textile necklace
If you’re looking for an accessory that will really get you noticed then this handcrafted African textile necklace is the one for you.

The triple strands are covered in three different “Africa Print” cotton textile and the entire piece adorned with some really fabulous handmade African beads.  The many colours in these textiles work well with a boho look but you can also easily create a striking and sophisticated evening look.

The brass mask is made in Ghana by members of the Baule people of the artistic Akan tribe.  This tribe resisted French colonization longer than other West African people, and maintained their traditional objects and beliefs longer than others did.  The origin of the name Baule is from the word “Baouli” which means “the child has died”.  As legend has it, Queen Abla Polu broke away from the Ashanti king and led her people west where she had to sacrifice her own son in order to cross the river.

And despite it’s size it is really comfortable to wear and surprisingly light.

If you’d like to know more about this piece please contact me via my contact page

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