Handmade African Necklace – Simple but very striking, geometric black and cream medallion with pewter edging. Set on two strands of black seed interspaced with pewter beads. The medallion is -+ 4cm across. Matching earrings are available.
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Handmade African Necklace
The Mambu Story
MAMBU DESIGN is a unique southern African company of artists and craftsmen from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho. “Mambu”, from Kalimambu, means “thank you” in Shangane, which is a widely spoken language in southern Africa. Founded as a husband and wife collaboration by Francoise de Oliveira and Dominic McCabe, who have fine arts and commercial backgrounds. This company now comprises a solid and dedicated team of 29 craftsmen. As a team, MAMBU DESIGN has a strong sense of family, with a quest for equality and fairness in all that they produce, as well as the manner in which production takes place.
The strength of this team is in the ability to visualise the ostrich egg as having the potential to become unique sculpted pieces of jewelry that enhance the look and feel of the individual who wears it. The company’s ethics have enabled MAMBU DESIGN and CONTIGO (German distributors and a member of the Fair Trade Group) to establish a strong working relationship in successfully marketing and distributing this unique product.
Mambu uses a variety of different materials to support the ostrich egg as its principal foundation. There have never been two identical ostrich eggs. Like the fingerprint, each shell is unique in its texture, shape and colour. Supporting MAMBU DESIGN’s range of hand-crafted jewelry are the strikingly distinct decorative pieces that combine the mystery of the African tradition with the unmistakable sophistication of Europe.