19th century, China
This over the top large necklace is part of Jewels’ runway collection: arty, bold and spectacular!
Jewels bought these years ago in Paris from a Left Bank ethnographic gallery. She loved the natural organic form.
The pods are from some esoteric plant found in remote regions of China. The use of pods is a tribal practice though not common. Our hand woven cord on this piece is an art form itself: perfectly woven and very supple .
There is only one, of course!
Average pod: 3.25 x 1.25 x 1″
Necklace length (from coin closure to end of loop, the shorter strand): 25″
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.