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Indigenous Artisans - Necklaces

 

Colombian Tagua Necklace
Colombian Tagua Necklace
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This unique faceted necklace begins in the Amazon rain forest, with tagua nuts harvested by members of the indigenous Awa tribe. Also called vegetable ivory, hardened tagua is extremely durable and can be cut with saws to form these gemlike shapes. Each is hand-dyed to achieve a palette of pastel hues, and is strung in an eclectic pattern with silver-plated links.


$95.00
$29.99
Art Deco Amber Necklace
Art Deco Amber Necklace
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Polish artisans have more than 80 names to describe types of amber, from flame and honey to clouded and woolly. Often found along the Baltic Sea, amber has been popular in jewelry for centuries. The necklace features translucent amber in an art deco frame. Handcrafted in Gdynia, Poland.


$99.00
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
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The Tuareg are a nomadic Berber tribe who live in the North African Sahara. They were once known as the Blue People of the Sahara because of the indigo-dyed turbans and veils that would stain their skin. They're known for their engraved silver jewelry; the Tuareg subclass called Inadan means people who work with fire and metal—blacksmiths. Using only simple hand tools and implements that could be easily transported on camels (screwdrivers, nails, safety pins, files, charcoal and handheld bellows) Tuareg craftsmen have plied their trade for centuries.


$298.00
$119.99
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
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A delicately woven sterling silver chain is the focus of this necklace, handcrafted in Thailand by silversmiths from the northern hill tribes. Silver jewelry is a rich part of hill tribe tradition, both making it and wearing it. Women traditionally wear elaborate necklaces, headdresses, and bracelets for festivals and celebrations, and many hill tribe people prefer silver to paper currency. This necklace features beaded and braided elements created by members of three different Thai hill tribes.


$300.00
$159.00
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
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The famous green-white marble of Connemara is found only in the area around Clifden in western Ireland, and the Walsh family has been making fine jewelry from it for three generations. This twisted stone necklace is handmade by experienced artisans at the family's workshop in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, who select complementary pieces of marble, then shape and polish them.


$65.00
Zulu Beaded Necklace
Zulu Beaded Necklace
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Zulu beadwork embodies a tradition that dates back more than a thousand years. The materials, colors, and patterns are rich with symbolism—often communicating romantic intentions. Our flame-colored necklace features flowing strands of beads linked by woven beaded tubes. Handcrafted in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, of Czech glass beads.


$59.00
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
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When drought threatened the livelihood of Kenya's Maasai in the late 1990s, beadwork, which part of their cultural heritage, became key to helping them maintain an independent lifestyle. Using their beading skills, Maasai women use the abundant grasses of the Rift Valley, paired with Czech glass and acacia wood beads, to create these lightweight and ecologically conscious necklaces.


$49.00