This statement necklace features large faceted white cow bone beads with etched pattern. These beads are becoming rare and hard-to-find. The piece also features silver beads made in Mali and a Ethiopian cross.
Ethiopian Crosses are worn by Christians in Ethiopia, and all around the world. They are worn as a sign of faith. The crosses are typically cast using the "lost wax method", and bring together a variety of historical influences including Egyptian and Celtic design style.
More details... notice the batik beads on either side of the cross. Batik beads are also bone decorated through a wax relief dying process.
East African bone beads are handcrafted by artisans using ethically sourced, recycled cow bone. Each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly one of a kind.
Handmade in Kenya - Length " - S hook clasp