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Handcrafted Beaded Agate and Bone Necklace from Africa, "Maneray"

"Enjoy this beautiful necklace and may your good deeds be more in number than the beads strung on this necklace," encourages Ila Suleyman.... more

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"Enjoy this beautiful necklace and may your good deeds be more in number than the beads strung on this necklace," encourages Ila Suleyman. He calls his design Maneray, the Mossi term for good deeds. The Mossi are predominantly millet and cattle farmers who use cow hide and other natural materials to create various items including jewelry and accessories. Suleyman crafts the necklace by hand in a palette of warm earth hues featuring glistening agates, terracotta and sese wood beads. A bone pendant painted with batik techniques centers the necklace featuring recycled plastic beads at both sides. Closes with a brass clasp.

  • 49 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • Necklace: 48 cm L x 1 cm W
  • Necklace: 19" L x 0.4" W
  • Pendant(s): 2 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 0.8" L x 0.6" W

  • Terracotta, agate, recycled plastic, sese wood, brass clasp
  • 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 Ghanaicon info
  • Product ID: 198745
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Ila Suleyman
Ila Suleyman

West Africa

Leather and beaded jewelry

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Liane

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May 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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Maneray, Handcrafted Beaded Agate and Bone Necklace from Africa

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Daiva

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Nov 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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Jul 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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Jul 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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Jun 16, 2023

extremely happy with”

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

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Tristan

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Mar 27, 2023

Even more stunning in person”

I purchased this as a gift for a very special person in my life. The colours are so rich and beautiful. Its a stunning piece. Its wonderful to be able to gift someone a unique work of art with so much meaning.

Necklace Evening
Best Uses
  • Gala, Cocktail Party, Night Out
Gift Occasion
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

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Job Creator

Job Creator

Ila has several employees who help him in his workshop.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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

Preserving Traditions

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.

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Ila has a toddler named Ramatu that he supports.

Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly

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