Leather Necklaces from West Africa(66 items)
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Ila Suleyman Leather and beaded jewelry
"My forefathers were predominantly millet and cattle farmers, and they would use the leather of the animals for accessories such as talismans, bangles and necklaces for personal use."
Popular Leather Necklaces from West Africa
Braided Leather Necklace in Viridian from Ghana, "Mpusia in Viridian"$39.99
In a solid viridian color, strips of leather are used to carefully hand-braid this bracelet. Ila Suleyman hancrafts this bracelet, which features a wider section at the center that tapers the closer it gets to the button clasp. This necklace is named meaning "thank you" in northern Ghanaian.
Unique Teakwood Leaf Pendant Necklace, "Plants Are Life"$29.99
Ghana's Ralph Ashong translates his ecological concerns into a necklace of organic elegance. "Plants give us oxygen, food, medicine, shade and protection from disaster (storms). If the last tree dies, the last man dies," believes the Ghanaian designer. Hand-carved in the shape of a leaf, the teakwood pendant is colored with a clay solution and centers an adjustable leather cord.
Crescent-Shaped Horn Pendant Orange Leather Cord Necklace, "Somo"$44.99
The natural variations in color from milk white to beige to grey of a crescent-shaped pendant of horn are showcased in this necklace. In tangerine orange, 25 leather cords are knotted to each side of the horn pendant and a recycled button serves as a clasp. Ila Suleyman of Ghana designs and crafts this unique necklace and gives it the name a Mamprusi word meaning "goodness."
Leather and Ebony Necklace with African Gye Nyame, "God-Fearing Faith"$44.99
Ghana's famed symbol takes shape in ebony wood, its rotating form understood as "I fear none except God." Known as an symbol, this image is revered throughout the country. Ali Mohammed displays the pendant on a brown leather cord necklace.