Bull Horn Pendant Necklace from Africa, "Yabpoka"
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The Mossi people of northern Ghana refer to their good grandmothers as Yabpoka, inspiring Ila Suleyman to design a necklace of stunning elegance. "I created this design in honor of my own grandmas, and all the grandmothers around the world," says the Ghanaian designer. He crafts the necklace by hand with ornate terracotta beads, as well as sese wood and blue beads recycled from different plastic sources. Centered by a bull horn pendant, the necklace also features cow bone beads adorned with batik techniques. Closes with a brass clasp.
Batik motifs may vary slightly.
- 43 grams
- 1.52 oz
- Necklace: 46 cm L x 2 cm W
- Necklace: 18" L x 0.8" W
- Pendant: 7 cm L x 5 cm W
- Pendant: 2.8" L x 2" W
Ila has several employees who help him in his workshop.
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.
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.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Ila Suleyman has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $400.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
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.
Loved my other necklace from Ila but this one is just a bit off. One of the large beads near the bone is drilled off center so it way out of line with the other beads. Just fair.
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