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Braided bead necklace, 'Sosongo in Blue' - Blue Braided Beaded Necklace Fair Trade Jewelry from Africa

Product ID: 272538

Blue Braided Beaded Necklace Fair Trade Jewelry from Africa, "Sosongo in Blue"

byIla Suleyman: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (54)
Six beaded strands are interwoven in a braid to form the focal point of this... more

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Six beaded strands are interwoven in a braid to form the focal point of this necklace presented by Ghanaian Ila Suleyman. Each strand is threaded with blue recycled vinyl beads and the ends of the braided section are finished with sese wood beads and large agate stone beads that serve as spacers. The brass hook clasp matches the beads' warm tones. The name Sosongo comes from the Mamprusi word meaning "good way."

  • 42 grams
  • 1.48 oz
  • 54 cm L x 1 cm W
  • 21.25" L x 0.4" W
  • Pendant(s): 23 cm L x 3 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 9" L x 1.2" W

  • Agate, sese wood, recycled plastic, nylon cord, brass clasp
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Gretchen

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01/17/2020

"What a knock out!"

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The colors are beautiful together. The necklace holds its shape well when you wear it. It is unusual and attractive.

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Nora

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10/20/2019

"Beautiful necklace!!"

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I love my necklace!! The color is beautiful and it is very well made!! It looks very flattering!! Keep up the good work!!

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Carrie

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08/01/2021

"nice neckace but the color I recieved is a bright coral orange, not fuchia pink"

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Would still like one in pink! This is the second of thse neclaces i have purchased, they are well made , bright and cheer-y

Best Uses

  • everyday ware

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Denise

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07/06/2021

"The perfect gift"

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I bought this necklace for a friend and she was thrilled with it, as was I. Its a beautiful design and makes a bold statement. The craftsmanship is superb.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: birthday

Joyce

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06/30/2021

"Ethnic Modern Simplicity"

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Paglayiri, beaded dangle earrings coordinate with Ohemaa necklace made by Cynthia Danquah and also necklace, African Wisdom, by IIa Suleyman. Paglayiri earrings are African inspired with a modern simplicity that will compliment, not overpower, other ethic jewelry. Excellent quality and value. Happy with purchase.

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Joyce

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06/30/2021

"Eye-Catching"

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Sourgri Paprika, leather and horn torsade necklace is as pictured. Hangs around the neck with a good, attractive fit. Well made. Happy with purchase.

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Ila has several employees who help him in his workshop.

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Ila Suleyman has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $400.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Ila has a toddler named Ramatu that he supports.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

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