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Fair Trade Ceramic Beaded Necklace, "Tempoka"

byIla Suleyman: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (44)
"I call this design Tempoka, the Mossi term for mother earth in reference... more

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"I call this design Tempoka, the Mossi term for mother earth in reference to the natural materials I used for this necklace, and also to emphasize the importance of using recycled materials to help save Mother Earth," confides Ila Suleyman as he crafts the necklace by hand with ornate terracotta and sese wood beads. He completes his design with colorful recycled plastic beads and a brass clasp.

  • 71 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • Necklace: 56 cm L x 2 cm W
  • Necklace: 22" L x 0.8" W
  • Pendant(s): 2.8 cm L x 3.8 cm W
  • Pendant(s): 1.1" L x 1.5" W

  • Ceramic, sese wood, plastic beads, brass clasp
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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From Seattle, Washington, USA

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06/12/2019

"Cherished gift"

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I gave this necklace to my mother-in-law and she loves it! Very unique gift.

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Tempoka, Fair Trade Ceramic Beaded Necklace

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11/17/2020

"Beautiful bracelet"

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I ordered Annula in Sea Green, which is a teal color. Like another reviewer, I apparently received Annula in Green, which is an emerald/forest green. Its lovely, too, and fortunately I can wear it with something else. But I wanted the Sea Green (teal) for a particular outfit, and it would be good if you sent buyers what they ordered.

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10/14/2020

"Lovely craftsmanship"

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Neat, intricate weave, well made, love it.

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Mpusia in Brown, African Hand Crafted Braided Brown Leather Necklace

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10/12/2020

"Wedding Reception"

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Beautiful and just what I wanted for my wedding. Very light as well.

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From San Antonio, Texas

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06/19/2020

"Just as presented"

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Just received my leather necklace a couple of days ago and I ma dying to wear it. Not going anywhere anytime soon. with COVID-19 still on the rise. Still this necklace is just as it is presented.

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Mpusia in Brown, African Hand Crafted Braided Brown Leather Necklace

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02/04/2020

"Classy and Funky"

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The necklace has a modern and earthly vibe. It is well made and the packaging is lovely.

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Laami, Ghanaian Orange Leather and Bone Statement Cord Necklace

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

Ila has a toddler named Ramatu that he supports.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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