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Bangle bracelet, "Queen Amina in Blue Parallel"

Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet in dark and light blue in honor of... more

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Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet in dark and light blue 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 vial. 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.

  • 14 grams
  • 0.49 oz
  • 19 cm Interior Circumference x 2 cm W
  • 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.8" W

  • 100% polyester over recycled plastic
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Bab

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06/01/2022

"A nice sculpture"

its lovely.

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Bab

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06/01/2022

"Nice sculpture"

its nice, but less than on the picture.

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Denise

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04/16/2022

"Family heirloom"

Beautiful work!

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Philip

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03/20/2022

"Beautiful Artwork"

This bracelet is exquisite. The artistry is stunning and brings a smile whenever I glance at it. It s also a reminder of how interconnected we all are.

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Bettye

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02/16/2022

"Pleased with purchase"

A beautiful addition to African decor.

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HARRY

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02/07/2022

"Lovely work"

Beautiful and comfortable. Many laudatory comments from friends

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