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Silver and Batik Bone Charm Necklace

Swahili Modern

AH36B


  • Artisans hand-carve local cow bone, transforming it into this uniquely African charm necklace, handmade in Kenya with metal, recycled bone, silver and glass.

    Measures 16" from clasp to bottom charm.

  • Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

Vendor: Swahili Modern



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