19th- early 20th century
Mauritanian shells like this peitit one were worn as amulets as well as hair ornaments. While small it has great presence and patina. The glass beads were European made and traded all over the world. Strung on our hand woven cord, it is nothing complicated; it’s pure and subtle.
Shell: 5/8 x 3/8″
Drop with shell: 2″
Necklace length: 18.25″
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.