Men's Jewelry from West Africa(377 items)
Welcome to our Men's Jewelry from West Africa Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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Robert Aidoo-Taylor Wood carvings and jewelry
"I am a self-taught artist. I never took any classes or attended courses... I enjoy working alone, and my inspiration comes from nature."
“In 2009, I joined NOVICA. I am a jewelry artisan.
“A lot has changed since I joined this wonderful institution. I joined as a bracelet maker, but the kind of guidance I had from NOVICA helped me to widen my imagination. To a large extent, my finances... read more
Popular Men's Jewelry from West Africa
Ghanaian Leather Braided Wristband Bracelet in Black and Red, "Hajjaju Braid"$29.99
Robert Aidoo-Taylor crafts a wristband bracelet from a strip of black leather, closing it at the back with a brass snap. The Ghanaian bracelet is accented with braided cord that circles the leather strip in colors of red and indigo. The artisan names this bracelet Hajjaju, after a Ghanaian town.
Men's Handmade Wristband Bracelet, "Amina in Golden Green"$23.99
Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet for men in gold and green in honor of Queen Amina of Hausaland. Born in 1533 in what is now known as Zaira, Nigeria, Amina was also a fierce warrior who ruled over 34 years. However, there are some who believe she was a legend and not an actual person. It is said that once when she was imprisoned she had been blindfolded and chained, sentenced to death by poison. Her executioner was given the poison in a cone-shaped bottle and was threatened with death should he spill any of it. He had to untie and remove the folds on Amina's eyes, but couldn't do so while holding the vile. When Amina was able to see how he was struggling, she told him to remove one of her bracelets and use it as a stand for the cone-shaped bottle. Upon realizing she had just saved his life, the executioner decided to help her escape rather than poison her.
Adjustable Sese Wood Pendant Necklace from Ghana, "African Whale"$23.99
Signifying whales, a traditional African symbol is hand-carved of sese wood, centering a length of black cord. Ghanaian artisan Robert Aidoo-Taylor creates this necklace, flanking the pendant with petite wood beads. He paints the pendant in colors of blue, red, and black, naming it meaning "whale" in the Akan langugage.
Men's Unique Leather and Wood Pendant Necklace, "Ashanti Soul"$39.99
A bow and arrow face downward in a design by Ralph Ashong for a men's necklace inspired by Ashanti traditions. Hand-carved in a teakwood pendant, the image is Ashong's adaptation of one of the key regalia worn by the Ashanti King on special occasions, such as the Adae Kese Festival, a grand celebration of soul cleansing for the king. The regal pendant centers an adjustable leather necklace for men.