Horn and leather necklace, 'Talatu Gilga' (Ghana)

"The design of this necklace is symbolic of my culture," says Ila Suleyman who calls it Talatu Gilga, the Mamprusi name usually given to boys born on a Wednesday. From northern Ghana, Mamprusi people are predominantly rice and cattle farmers who use cow hide to create various items including jewelry and accessories. For this necklace, Suleyman selects a round pendant carved from bull horn to center multiple strands of yellow leather. The necklace fastens with a toggd pendant carved from bull horn to center multiple strands of yellow leather. The necklace fastens with a toggle crafted from recycled plastic. read more

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