19th century, Morocco
While in Morocco these past six months Jewels was able to acquire this small group of absolutely fabulous mother of pearl trade beads from a trader who had been holding on to them. She hasn’t found beads like these in years! It’s a beautiful piece with no end of fascination and intrugue. Notice the details, the mix of organic and sculpted beads is truly a one-of-a-kind. A pearl necklace like no other.
Central bead: just over .5″ long
Length from end of loop to bottom of bead button (shorter length): 19″
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.