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Product ID: 198742

Bone and Recycled Beaded Necklace, "Laafi"

byIla Suleyman: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (41)
"A necklace crafted to bless you with Laafi (good health)," says Ila... more

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"A necklace crafted to bless you with Laafi (good health)," says Ila Suleyman of Ghana. Inspired by the Mamprusi blessing, Suleyman crafts the necklace by hand with a cow bone pendant at the center flanked by sese wood and terracotta beads. Blue beads recycled from plastic create a bold contrast in a necklace that fastens with a brass hook.

  • 43 grams
  • 1.52 oz
  • Necklace: 56 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Necklace: 22" L x 0.6" W
  • Pendant(s): 2.5 cm L x 2.5 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 1" L x 1" W

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

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

41

Verified Reviewer

04/08/2018

"I absolutely love this blue necklace."

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I love this necklace. I spent a month in Rwanda and Uganda with a 2015 CNN Hero of the Year nominee I am helping to write his autobiography. Being a male, we never got close to jewelry. I fell in love with Rwanda and the traditional tribal dresses and skirts. I also craved jewelry. I have my beautiful necklace on right now. Its beautiful. I love everything about Africa and always have. Now that Ive been in two of the countries, my necklace means even more.

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Laafi, Bone and Recycled Beaded Necklace

From San Antonio, Texas

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06/19/2020

"Just as presented"

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Just received my leather necklace a couple of days ago and I ma dying to wear it. Not going anywhere anytime soon. with COVID-19 still on the rise. Still this necklace is just as it is presented.

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Verified Reviewer

02/04/2020

"Classy and Funky"

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The necklace has a modern and earthly vibe. It is well made and the packaging is lovely.

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Verified Reviewer

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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From Gloucester, MA

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11/23/2019

"Stunning!"

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I purchased this necklace as a gift. The recipient was blown away and loved everything about it. When she learned about where I made the purchase, she was even more pleased that her gift made a difference to someone. Stunningly beautiful!

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From Westchester, NY

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11/05/2019

"Purple Rain"

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First African Jewelry purchase and I love it. Purple stands for royalty and it looks that way. Beautiful accessory piece that gets a lot of compliments.

Best Uses

  • All occasions

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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