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Braided Cord Bangle Bracelet, "Queen Amina in Navy and Wine"

Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet in navy and wine in honor of Queen... more

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Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet in navy and wine 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.

  • 16 grams
  • 0.56 oz
  • 19 cm Interior Circumference x 2.5 cm W
  • 7.5" Inner Circ. x 1" 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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Denise

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04/16/2022

"Family heirloom"

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Beautiful work!

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Philip

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03/20/2022

"Beautiful Artwork"

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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"

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A beautiful addition to African decor.

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HARRY

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02/07/2022

"Lovely work"

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Beautiful and comfortable. Many laudatory comments from friends

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Blanche

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01/08/2022

"Genesis bracelet"

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This is a beautiful piece of art I recently bought for my sons birthday but unfortunately The band size is not equal to the advertised size at 8.75 and it is still too small.. definitely do not want to send it back but would like to get one made to order if possible

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

Kenneth

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12/15/2021

"A Great Purchase"

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Bought this bracelet some time ago, and it still is a prized possession. It fits perfectly, still looks great, and draws compliments whenever I wear it. Seems like it will last for quite some time, and I still like it as much as I did when I got it new. HIGHLY recommended. Like everything else Ive bought from Novica, this is a quality work of art made by a talented artist.

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