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Kiffa Bead Necklace, Leather Metal Free Hypoallergenic Zero Metal African Jewelry

This simple but elegant necklace features a central handpainted African Kiffa bead from Ghana along with translucent white sea-glass beads and Lapis Lazuli gemstone beads strung in a leather cord.
Kiffa beads are African powder glass beads, named after the Mauritanian city of Kiffa, and were first documented in 1949 by French ethnologist R. Mauny. They represent one of the highest levels of ingenuity and artistic skill in the art of making beads as they are created in open fires using simple tools and recycled from materials like pulverized European glass beads or their fragments, bottle glass, pottery shards, tin cans, twigs, steel needles in combination with gum arabic.
The leather cord can be tied by the wearer so the length is adjustable.




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