Brass beaded necklace and amulet handcrafted in Ethiopia. These beads have been created after melting down used bullet casings. This metal has been given a new life and has created craftsmanship opportunities to artisans in Ethiopia. The solid brass amulet is a traditional hair decoration of Southern Ethiopia.
100% of the sale of this item will be donated to the NGO Barefoot Initiative to support them in continuing their projects alongside the Afar people of Ethiopia. We thank you for your support.
Length of necklace; approx. 30cm
Diameter of amulet; approx. 4 -5 cm
Please note that these amulets vary slightly from piece to piece in size and the placement of the etched pattern. This is usual for traditional handmade pieces. Your piece may vary slightly from the amulet pictured.
If you would like to learn more about the work of the Australian NGO Barefoot Initiative, the Afar people and how you can further support this highly respected organisation, please visit www.barefootinitiative.org
Photographs of Barefoot Founders Kyra Marwaha and Aidan Glasby with Afar community members taken by Anna Fawcus, Afar Ethiopia