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Wood pendant necklace, 'African Whale' - Adjustable Sese Wood Pendant Necklace from Ghana Curate

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Adjustable Sese Wood Pendant Necklace from Ghana, "African Whale"

Signifying whales, a traditional African symbol is hand-carved of sese wood,... more

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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 Odapagyan, meaning "whale" in the Akan langugage.

  • 10 grams
  • 0.35 oz
  • Necklace length: 36 cm min L - x 72 cm max L
  • Necklace length: 14.25" min L - x 28.5" max L
  • Necklace width: 10 mm
  • Necklace width: 10 mm
  • Pendant: 7 cm L x 3 cm W
  • Pendant: 2.8" L x 1.2" W

  • Sese wood, polyester cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

Product Reviews By Customers

10 Testimonials for Robert Aidoo-Taylor


We really like the ""Perfect Peace"" bracelet in green and black but the first time my husband wore it the black threads came out from under the green braiding and it is basically broken/not wearable. We will have to return it. Hope you can ensure this doesn't happen with your bracelets in the future and wishing you success.


savannah ga USA

I received your beautiful fan today and it is even more beautiful in person. It is very well made and I will display it nicely.


Received two woven bracelets today. Well crafted for the price but one of the bands was not as advertised . . . 8.5 inches instead of 8.75 inches.