White Heart Trade Bead Leather Bracelet
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Make a vibrant statement with our White Heart Trade Bead Bracelet. Tiny, delightfully irregular colored beads with a white center, or "heart", are strung along woven leather strands.
White heart beads have a unique, vintage style characterized by a white glass core covered with a translucent Red or Turquoise colored glass. Depending on the age and wear of the bead, it can demonstrate rich, dark colors or lighter, pastel hues. The size, shade, and exact shape of the beads will vary slightly due to their unique nature and individual age.
Bracelet measures 8.5" L (21.5 cm) and secures with a leather ball toggle. Available in Red or Turquoise. Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Mali, West Africa.
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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.