Mali Ebony Bracelet
Get in touch with your inner lioness! Our handmade ebony bracelet is adorned with the sign of leo the lion, a universal symbol of strength and power.
Ebony is a hard, dense wood that is prized by collectors for its magnificent black and dark brown hues. Used for a variety of objects since ancient times, ebony is mentioned in the Bible.
Bracelet measures 8" around (20 cm) and stretches to fit most wrists. Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Mali.
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Artisan: Farafina Tigne
"Farafina Tigne" means "African reality" in the Bambara language of Mali. For Oumar Cisse, it is this name that defines his craft.
From humble beginnings making his necklaces in the marketplace while tending shop, Oumar Cisse has grown his business from a small workshop inside his home to a successful gift shop and museum that brings clients from all over the world. Farafina Tigne not only showcases Oumar's innovative beaded work, it is also the only museum in Africa that is devoted to the art of personal adornment. Housing displays of African royal beaded regalia and other exhibits of West African cultural artifacts, Oumar's venture provides economic opportunity while celebrating the art and culture of West Africa.
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