Thursday, March 29, 2012
It has been one of my fascinations as a vintage jewelry collector to acquire carved wood African animal necklaces that are extremely unique in character. There were many that were made in the 1980s that were very plain in design and today, finding ones that have a unique combination of colorful beads is not easy.
The large carved wood animals are a zebra, an elephant, and a leopard. The main colors of the necklace are light and dark woods, terra cotta, bright red, black, and sea shell colors. There are real cowrie sea shells, real terra cotta clay beads, carved wood beads, carved horn bone beads, seed pods, and black glass beads.
The necklace is 2 " or 50 mm long when clasped. The animals are large at about 21" or 53 cm long. If you would like to make this necklace a little bit longer, I can make a custom silver metal necklace extender for you by selecting the option box below. The extender will allow you to hook the necklace anywhere between 21' and 26".
This necklace is super clean pristine condition and all of the beads are in perfect shape with no missing or damaged beads. All of the animals and shells are perfect as well.