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Leather and bone statement necklace, 'Masongo' - Ghanaian Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace

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Ghanaian Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace, "Masongo"

Ila Suleyman inherited his passion for jewelry making from his grandfather, who... more

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Ila Suleyman inherited his passion for jewelry making from his grandfather, who taught him how to work with natural leather from a young age in Ghana. He crafts the stunning statement necklace by hand with supple royal blue leather, centering the bold accessory with a natural oval pendant. "Although I introduce modernity in my designs, they are finished as timeless pieces to be cherished for generations," says Ila who calls his design Masongo, a Mamprusi word meaning "good mother."

  • 74 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 48 cm L x 4.5 cm W
  • 19" L x 1.8" W
  • 45 mm W
  • 45 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 11 cm L x 6.5 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 4.3" L x 2.6" W

  • Leather, bone, recycled plastic button
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Button clasp
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Natural bone or horn--color and pattern will vary
  • 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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Deirdre

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01/30/2022

"Fantastic Statement Piece"

Beautiful necklace, crafted with care. The coloring was even throughout the leather strands, and the bone piece made a nice focal point. Very pleased with this practical work of art!

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Masongo, Ghanaian Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace

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Santi

From Cincinnati, OH USA

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08/11/2022

"Necklace"

Simply beautiful!

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Manasses

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07/29/2022

"Great features"

Lovely and detailed craftmanship

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Taoure, African Agate and Bone Beaded Necklace

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Linda

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07/08/2022

"leather/horn necklace"

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Sougri Paprika, Handmade Red Leather Necklace with Horn and Bone Pendants

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Ariana

From Bay area, California

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07/07/2022

"Beautiful!"

This bracelet is very beautiful! Thank you!

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Pat

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06/23/2022

"Beautifully woven necklace"

Really love this braided collar. It is so unique. The craftsmanship is top quality.

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Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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

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Ila has a toddler named Ramatu that he supports.

 
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