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Ghanaian Dark Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace, "Sunooga"

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 cobalt leather, centering the bold accessory with a natural bone 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 Sunooga, a Mamprusi word meaning "happiness."

  • 76 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 48 cm L
  • 19" L
  • 40 mm W
  • 40 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 6 cm L x 10 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 2.4" L x 3.9" 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
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Pat

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03/27/2021

"Unique design"

This is a beautiful dark purple necklace that makes a statement

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Sunooga, Ghanaian Dark Blue Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace

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Daiva

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11/06/2023

"Stunning"

This looks great with a simple black dress--everyone at this gala event commented on it! My favorite necklace!

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Tina

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07/13/2023

"Beautiful woke product"

Proudly wearing and praying for the designer and harvesters and all involved in making and selling and delivering this amazing item!

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Ghanaian Nooma, Ghanaian Red Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace

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Bozena

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07/10/2023

"Cheerful necklacce"

Necklace is well made and fun to wear. Very lightweight. Love it!

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Aurora

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06/16/2023

"extremely happy with"

This was a gift. The person is very happy with it Thank you :)

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Violet Grace, Handcrafted Braided Leather Bracelet in Purple

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Liane

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05/18/2023

"A Bold Statement Necklace"

I just love this beaded necklace. Its warm color tones coordinate well with many outfits. It is a striking piece that has inspired many compliments.

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Ila has several employees who help him in his workshop.

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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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Preserving Traditions

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

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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