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History of African Jewelry

History of African Jewelry

History of African Jewelry
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African Art Statues
  Hand Carved Swordfish 51"
  Hand Carved Swordfish 38"
  Hand Carved Statue Acrobats
  Hear No Evil See No Evil
  Statue Men Climbing Tree
African Art Sculptures
  Sculpture Two Women
  Sculpture Woman Water
  Sculpture Woman Carrying Pot
  Sculpture Wares For Sale
  Sculpture Woman Crossed Legs
  Sculpture Woman with Pot
  Sculpture Dog Biting Man
  Sculpture Man Climbing Tree
  Sculpture Man Climbing (Black)
 African Art Masks
  African Art Masks The Thinker
  African Art Carved Devils Mask
  African Art Masks in Mahagony
  African Art Masks in Whitestick
African Art Furniture
  African Art Carved Chairs 47"
  African Art Elephant Table 24"
  African Art Elephant Table 18"
  African Art Hand Carved Chest
  African Art Drum Stool Table
  African Art Carved Walking Stick
History of African Jewelry

History of African Jewelry

African jewelry dates back thousands of years and the oldest jewelry known is some shell beads discovered in a cave in South Africa believed to be about 75,000 years.

Tribal African Jewelry was made from natural materials such as ivory, amber, bone, wood, shells, metal, hair and stone. These various materials were fashioned into necklaces, waist chains, bracelets, ankle chains and head adornments.

Tribal jewelry in West Africa was traditionally used to tell a story. Depending on the culture and times, jewelry has been appreciated as a status symbol or designated as a cultural affiliation. Anklets were used for ritual dances, beaded belts or waist chains were used at wedding ceremonies and cowrie shells have even been used as a form of money.

Today as in the past, African Jewelry is used to enhance personal beauty and at the same time displays the artistry of African craftsmen.


History of African Jewelry
African Art and Jewelry
History of African Jewelry
Amber African Jewelry
  African Amber Jewelry Necklace
  Amber Necklace with Stone
  African Amber Bracelets
Tiger Eyes African Jewelry
  African Tiger Eyes Necklace
  African Round Tiger Eyes
Hematite African Jewelry
  African Hematite Jewelry Set
  African Hematite Necklace
  African Hematite Bracelets
  African Hematite Earrings
African Art and Jewelry
  African Art History
  African Jewelry History
  African Art Mask History
  African Animal Art
  African Folk Art
  Antique African Art
  Contemporary African Art
  South African Art
  Traditional African Art
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