African Jewelry Store

African Jewelry Store

Traditional and economical African Jewelry! Want to know how to sell African Jewelry effectively? Click here. You can see a huge selection of African bracelets, African necklaces, and African earrings for you to own. You will be able to put together an African jewelry set for every day of the week! Almost all of this African jewelry is handmade, so you’re sure to get something unique. Beads, bangles, and African friendship bracelets With jewelry, Africa is best known for its handmade bead work. These African beads are often called trade beads due to the fact that for many centuries they were used as a form of currency and were exchanged for goods. The earliest known beaded jewelry ever discovered is from approximately 10,000 BC and comes from Libya. Ancient Egypt also produced beautiful bead work dating back to 2,200 BC. Beaded jewelery in Africa often says something important about the wearer. A necklace may even show where the wearer is from or what family they belong to. When looking at art in Africa, you will see artisans making the most incredible woven bracelets and other items from recycled products. There are many ways that this benefits African communities. Not just the money, but the experience and skills acquired in creating and selling the products; the cleaning of the environment; the artistic growth; and the value and satisfaction of creating something beautiful from very little. Fulani gold earrings The Fulani (also called the Fulbe or Fula) tribe are well known for their jewelry crafting, especially their extra large gold twist earrings which can be up to five inches long usually made out of gold or silver. As is true with most African this quickly and thoroughly communicates the wealth and status of the wearer. Traditionally the nomadic Fulani, wear their wealth in their jewelry. They can carry this with them wherever they go; and be able to easily buy goods from other people they meet. Jewelry made with cowry shells People throughout history have loved to see and touch the rounded, shiny shells of cowries. Cowrie shells have deep spiritual roots in many cultures in Africa. The shells were believed to be presents of the gods in ancient times. Because this showed such amazing value, Cowrie shells were used as currency, not just in Africa, but on nearly every continent in the world! Even the Chinese character for
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African Jewelry Store

You can see a huge selection of African bracelets, African necklaces, and African earrings for you to own. You will be able to put together an African jewelry set for every day of the week! Almost all of this African jewelry is handmade, so you’re sure to get something unique.
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African Jewelry Store

With jewelry, Africa is best known for its handmade bead work. These African beads are often called trade beads due to the fact that for many centuries they were used as a form of currency and were exchanged for goods. The earliest known beaded jewelry ever discovered is from approximately 10,000 BC and comes from Libya. Ancient Egypt also produced beautiful bead work dating back to 2,200 BC. Beaded jewelery in Africa often says something important about the wearer. A necklace may even show where the wearer is from or what family they belong to.
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African Jewelry Store

The Fulani (also called the Fulbe or Fula) tribe are well known for their jewelry crafting, especially their extra large gold twist earrings which can be up to five inches long usually made out of gold or silver. As is true with most African this quickly and thoroughly communicates the wealth and status of the wearer. Traditionally the nomadic Fulani, wear their wealth in their jewelry. They can carry this with them wherever they go; and be able to easily buy goods from other people they meet.
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African Jewelry Store

An example of what traditional African jewelry would look like. Again, a lot of color and a lot of patterns. Also, it is homemade just like the clothing and fabric and other art in Africa. There jewelry seems to make a statement and is a lot more vibrant than stuff you would see in the United States.
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African Jewelry Store

This is one of my favorite stores in L.A. I have bought fabulous clothes, African Art, purses, jewelry, a bed spread and kitchen items. CIW is loaded with great, affordable stuff and… read more
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African Jewelry Store

Featured Artist Rita Addo Zakour Wood carvings 5.0 (artist rating) View full collection Write a review “I do my designing with African concepts in mind.” “I am a designer by profession. I do my designing with African concepts in mind. Yes, my work has changed. I think it gets better as the years go by. “The basic materials I use are soft wood – sese – and aluminum sheets. I carve the wood, dry it, stain it, sandpaper it with both rough and smooth sandpaper, apply white clay to dry, and lastly put polish. Having the edge of doing more designs inspires me, and I have taught this art to a number of people. “My favorite things in life are cooking and being with my family. I dream that we’ll one day have enough so I can also give back to others. I live with my husband and daughter.” Artist Badges Empowers Women
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African Jewelry Store

Rita Addo Zakour Wood carvings 5.0 (artist rating) View full collection Write a review “I do my designing with African concepts in mind.” “I am a designer by profession. I do my designing with African concepts in mind. Yes, my work has changed. I think it gets better as the years go by. “The basic materials I use are soft wood – sese – and aluminum sheets. I carve the wood, dry it, stain it, sandpaper it with both rough and smooth sandpaper, apply white clay to dry, and lastly put polish. Having the edge of doing more designs inspires me, and I have taught this art to a number of people. “My favorite things in life are cooking and being with my family. I dream that we’ll one day have enough so I can also give back to others. I live with my husband and daughter.” Artist Badges Empowers Women
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Rita Addo Zakour Wood carvings 5.0 (artist rating) View full collection Write a review “I do my designing with African concepts in mind.” “I am a designer by profession. I do my designing with African concepts in mind. Yes, my work has changed. I think it gets better as the years go by. “The basic materials I use are soft wood – sese – and aluminum sheets. I carve the wood, dry it, stain it, sandpaper it with both rough and smooth sandpaper, apply white clay to dry, and lastly put polish. Having the edge of doing more designs inspires me, and I have taught this art to a number of people. “My favorite things in life are cooking and being with my family. I dream that we’ll one day have enough so I can also give back to others. I live with my husband and daughter.”
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“I do my designing with African concepts in mind.” “I am a designer by profession. I do my designing with African concepts in mind. Yes, my work has changed. I think it gets better as the years go by. “The basic materials I use are soft wood – sese – and aluminum sheets. I carve the wood, dry it, stain it, sandpaper it with both rough and smooth sandpaper, apply white clay to dry, and lastly put polish. Having the edge of doing more designs inspires me, and I have taught this art to a number of people. “My favorite things in life are cooking and being with my family. I dream that we’ll one day have enough so I can also give back to others. I live with my husband and daughter.”
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Adinkra Symbol Rings each with theyre own special meaning. Brass African Symbols soldered, sanded and polished by hand, to ring bands in your size. DETAILS: 5/8 inch African Symbols Ships with polishing cloth for everlasting wear. Available with an adjustable ring band or standard ring band in your size. Duafe (Comb)- symbolizes beauty, cleanliness, as well as feminine love and care. Sankofa (Heart)- symbolizes learning from the past, so that you may move on in the future. Gye…
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I took a stroll in the Helping Hand Thrift Shop today. I felt like I was in a walk-in closet! I saw lots of clothes, books, and jewelry. There were also some furniture pieces, lamps,… read more
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I've been buying jewelry from Liza for 15+ years now. In the past, she designed the necklace for my wedding and for my bridesmaids. More recently, she designed an anniversary ring… read more
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“I am a designer by profession. I do my designing with African concepts in mind. Yes, my work has changed. I think it gets better as the years go by. “The basic materials I use are soft wood – sese – and aluminum sheets. I carve the wood, dry it, stain it, sandpaper it with both rough and smooth sandpaper, apply white clay to dry, and lastly put polish. Having the edge of doing more designs inspires me, and I have taught this art to a number of people. “My favorite things in life are cooking and being with my family. I dream that we’ll one day have enough so I can also give back to others. I live with my husband and daughter.”

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