19th century, Africa
It’s a classic type shell we see in books, and curiosity studies, Yet in real life, on land, one so sculptural and perfect with the patina of human adoration and time is so rare. Jewels: “The shell was one in a million! Artfully beautiful”
It is pendant from our fine hand woven cord, 3 days work alone.
One of a kind
Necklace length: 20”
Shell: 1 1/4 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.