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African Mask Landmark Bead in Sterling Silver by Carina
This unusual sterling silver bead features a three dimensional African Mask with a 5 mm. interior bead hole to wear as a pendant or on a bracelet. The face of the mask is depicted on both sides of the bead. This bead is compatible with chains by all the major brands, such as Chamilia, Pandora, Pasha, Biagi, Troll, Carina, and Bling. Its measurements are approximately 3/8" wide by 1/2" tall.
This mask represents the form carved by the Fang tribes that inhabit areas on the Atlantic coast line in equatorial Africa. They were used in the tribe's secret societies, initiations and when hunting sorcerers and wrongdoers.
This incredibly detailed bead was designed by San Francisco Bay Area artist Shani Yokoyama, then hand carved by a master bead wax carver, and then cast in high quality sterling silver with oxidized accents. Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, and do not use silver polish dip. Collect all of the Landmark Beads to remember your world travels.