Mali Translucent And White Necklace



19th – early 20th century
These glass beads were European made traded all over the world.  The central bead is particular to Mali.  This style is worn as an amulet and decoratively in the hair.  For simplicity and elegance, all white.

A limited Jewels’ design; no two exact

Cental bead: 1 x 3/8 x 1/2″
Necklace length: 19.5″

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.