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Filimbi Whistleone of a kind jewellery

£120

Filimbi is a Swahili name that means “whistle” –an apt name for this necklace where the pendant comprises a fabulous handcrafted whistle from Sudan.This old African whistle is made from recycled wood and is ornately decorated with brass. The whistle still works if you blow on it, and is a superb example where functional items are transformed into adornment in many African cultures. Four statement beads from South Sudan complement the whistle pendant beautifully with their similar decorative design. These beads display the intricate craftsmanship of local artisans in South Sudan using methods that are passed down from generation to generation; it is just one of many examples of the remarkably beautiful adornment that originates from this region. Each is separated by a Yellow Agate bead and gold plated spacer.