‘Purity’: Ethiopian silver pendant on Samburu & Giriama bead string


Ethiopian silver pendant on string of Samburu (Kenya) white glass beads and Giriama rings. The Samburu are pastoralists and In Samburu colour symbolism, white is the colour of milk, and therefore purity.


Made by Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between

This product has guaranteed Christmas shipping if you order by 17th December.

Handmade in UK from beads I collected while living and travelling in Africa.

This is a unique one-off item.

Product Dimensions: 45cm total length. (21.5cm drop).

Product Materials: Handmade Ethiopian silver (alloy) with filigree detail, volcanic rock beads, hand decorated clay beads

Product Information: Beautiful elegant necklace made of beads collected in Africa: a hollow Ethiopian silver filigree decorated bead is the centrepiece, hanging on a string of white glass beads used by the Samburu and Giriama (coastal Kenya) metal rings. Clasp: silver plated trigger catch.

Care warning: Do not allow this item to get wet.


In line with the environmental ethic of my business, I use recycled/ reused packaging where possible. Price includes P&P.


My film about Samburu bead colour symbolism, After the Rains Came: Seven short stories about objects and lifeworlds, can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/60192945

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At Journeys In Between I string stories out of fragments, in material form. With an environmental ethic at their heart, my jewellery pieces emerge from journeys deep and wide and speak to our human and planetary condition. My aesthetic is influenced by a Kenyan childhood, a formative part of my adult life spent living in Iceland, and a deep reverence for the natural world. The materials I use are mostly recycled or natural, woven through with the raw beauty of nature.

This practice is the 'in between' of my writing practice - working with my hands is a part of my thinking. For my writing head this way >> https://sarahthomas.net


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