This necklace is made from a collection of Moroccan pendants from all over the country, from many different tribes and villages. Each is antique, each treasured, each loved enough to be repaired and protected until one by one they fell into my hands to make this special treasure necklace.
Some have coral, some have glass inserts, some have enamel, all are significant in their own right. There’s a tiny fibula. There’s a Kabyle piece. Eleven pendants in all. Threaded on heavy duty cotton, with a decent amount of ancient red coral, and many very old Yemen silver cornerless beads. Ending with two very old silver Moroccan cones, two ancient silver studded black and two Tuareg “traveller” beads, which I was told is to be touched when approaching a stranger in the desert to show you mean no harm. A nice story, I’m happy to believe.
I wear all my pieces for a few hours to test their weight and thus comfort level, and ensure nothing presses on the back of the neck to cause discomfort. This too passes my stringent tests.
Length: 30cm adjustable
Weight: 141 gms
As with all my creations, this is a unique, individual, one off that took me hours and hours to get just right. I collect all my components by scrabbling in souks and hessian bags and dusty shops for the most unique treasures my dealers can part with. ??Dents and dings are part of the story, and add to the charm. You will be the new custodian of a piece of wearable art, that has its own story. Imagine if these beads could speak.