Jewelry from West Africa(1,366 items)
Welcome to our Jewelry from West Africa Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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What a knock out!
The colors are beautiful together. The necklace holds its shape well when you wear it. It is unusual and attractive.
Intricate and lovely
I gave this Tito a friend who loves it. It is comfortable to wear and just the right accent for many occasions. Now I want one for myself!
Ila Suleyman Leather and beaded jewelry
"My forefathers were predominantly millet and cattle farmers, and they would use the leather of the animals for accessories such as talismans, bangles and necklaces for personal use."
Popular Jewelry from West Africa
Artisan Multicolor Bead Necklace with Wood Agate and Leather, "Multicolor Wend Panga"$59.99
Ghana's Ila Suleyman designs a necklace featuring five beaded strands threaded with recycled vinyl beads in a mix of pink, blue, brown, yellow, red, orange, black and green. The ends of the multi-strand section are finished with sese wood beads, agate stones, and leather strips serving as spacers. The brass hook clasp complements the beads' diverse colors. The name comes from the Mamprusi word meaning "strong will."
Crescent-Shaped Horn Pendant Orange Leather Cord Necklace, "Somo"$44.99
The natural variations in color from milk white to beige to grey of a crescent-shaped pendant of horn are showcased in this necklace. In tangerine orange, 25 leather cords are knotted to each side of the horn pendant and a recycled button serves as a clasp. Ila Suleyman of Ghana designs and crafts this unique necklace and gives it the name a Mamprusi word meaning "goodness."
Bone beaded necklace, "Yellow Laafi"$39.99
"I crafted this necklace to bless you with good health," declares Ila Suleyman. From his "Laafi" collection meaning "good health" in the Mamprusi language, the necklace is centered by a cow bone pendant escorted by terracotta and sese wood beads. Yellow beads recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl discs are diligently threaded by hand for a necklace that fastens with a brass hook.
Adjustable Sese Wood Pendant Necklace from Ghana, "African Whale"$23.99
Signifying whales, a traditional African symbol is hand-carved of sese wood, centering a length of black cord. Ghanaian artisan Robert Aidoo-Taylor creates this necklace, flanking the pendant with petite wood beads. He paints the pendant in colors of blue, red, and black, naming it meaning "whale" in the Akan langugage.