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Ethiopian Necklace Telsum Africa

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Product #: 127289
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Title Ethiopian Necklace Telsum Africa
Materials Silver (unknown metal content)
Made In Ethiopia
Approximate Age 20th century telsum and beads
Overall Condition Good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Object Size 3-4 mm diameter.
Necklace Length 20 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Pendant Size .50-.75 x .50-.75 inches


Additional information: Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest continuous Christian traditions in the world, and Ethiopian silversmiths produce religious jewelry as an expression of that tradition. Star of David pendants are worn around the neck and emphasize the relationship of Christian Ethiopians to Israel, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.