Africa | An 'Amapasi' necklace from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Beads and buttons | ca. 1960s/70s | The tag attached to these small panels similar to the Zulu neck ornament "lover letter" indicates that these beadworks are from the Xhosa of Egunsi clan. It is possible that these beadworks were used as neck ornament or jewelry for Xhosa young men.
by Anne Holland | Five strands of striking antique carnelian beads from West Africa are combined with two rare antique silver cones from Oman and sterling silver daisy spacers to create this unique piece. Fancy sterling silver button hook and eye clasp | 795$