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Fulani Twist Necklace
Fulani Twist Necklace
Fulani Twist Necklace

Fulani Twist Necklace

$ 85.00
Distinctive handmade spiral necklace made by the Fulani of Mali. The Fulani are known for their reverence of beauty and their exceptional work as metalsmiths-both of which are evidenced by this sculptural necklace! Three segments: Large center swirl which connects to a more tightly coiled swirl sections which connect to solid, curved tails. Simple hook closure. 24 K gold over  brass. Approximately 18" L. Center twist is 1.5" W. 

Watch a Fulani jeweler forge their distinctive earrings (same technique as used for necklace) using only hammers and small anvils:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w1KFvcV8VY