19th – early 20th century
The silver and brass charm box is Moroccan. The Berber would seal a prayer or poem inside and wear on the body for protection. Jewels designed this necklace with black Tibetan prayer beads on either side. The Tibetans have considered these early bakelite beads as the best conductors of prayer from body to God.
One of a kind
Charm Box: just under 1 x 1″
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.