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Ethiopian Necklace Silver Engagement Pendant Africa 18 Inch

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Title Ethiopian Necklace Silver Engagement Pendant Africa 18 Inch
Other Names Prossers
Materials silver metal (unknown silver content), glass
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Good.
Damage/Repair Tarnishing, dents, and general wear
People Ethiopian
Necklace Length 18 inches (including string/raffia)
Pendant Size 2.5 x 3.5 inches See picture with penny for size comparison.


Additional information: For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.


As with many pieces of traditional Ethiopian jewelry, these small "telsum" pendants were worn as protective amulets. Specifically, triangular pendants were worn to guard against the evil eye and crescent-shaped pendants were worn to guard against the crescent moon. To learn more about these interesting pendants please see AFRICA ADORNED (Fisher).