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Sterling Silver Cowry Shell Earrings from Mali


  • Found only on Swahili Modern, these nature-inspired earrings are handmade in Mali. Each earring is hung on French earwire and solid sterling silver.

    In western Africa, the cowry shell has been used for centuries in the form of currency, jewelry, and religious accessories. Its simple shape and beauty make it a celebrated symbol across the continent. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

  • Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.

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