Ghanaian Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace, "Masongo"
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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
- Necklace length: 48 cm L x 4.5 cm W
- Necklace length: 19" L x 1.8" W
- Necklace width: 45 mm
- Necklace width: 45 mm
- Pendant: 11 cm L x 6.5 cm W
- Pendant: 4.3" L x 2.6" W
- Leather, bone, recycled plastic button
- Avoid contact with water
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Button clasp
- Natural bone or horn--color and pattern will vary
- Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
- Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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.