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African Rare Ring Trade Shells



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19th century, Africa
Jewels looks among baskets of shells and finds the old ones with the touch human wear and use.    This is why they have so much depth. The quality of the shells and the size such as these is very hard to find.  Khadija in our Marrakech studio wove the cord and hand stitched the leather as only she can to such perfection.

One of a kind

Length: 19”
Average shell width: 1.5″

A note about our woven cords.  We weave these by hand, every one of them.   Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us.  The work is labor intensive.  When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace.  It becomes her.