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Bafihla Maskone of a kind jewellery

£120

"Bafihla" is a Zulu name that means mask. This piece evokes theatrical drama and well as tribal flair in a sensational style. Masks form a predominant part of African art and in most African cultures, they have spiritual and religious meaning and play a ceremonial role. This necklace comprises of a male and female pair of masks, which were sourced from Ghana. They feature an intricate lattice design that add a dimension of drama. The masks are suspended from Palm Jasper beads that are equally mesmerizing with their natural grooves and organic patterns. Palm Jasper is a type of petrified wood, although it does not actually contain any wood at all. Petrified wood can preserve the original structure of the ancient wood in all its detail, down to the microscopic level. These phenomenal Palm Jasper beads in earthy hues of cream, grey, brown, and black are accented by gold plated Tibetan spacers.