These jewelry are handmade by L’Arbre Kinois in DR Congo, a Ngo we support since 2006.
They are made with a sibipurina seeds. The aspect of the seeds is totally natural.
The combination of the red seeds and the black colors of the knots make this necklace very light and fun.
Length (approx): 10″‘/25 cm
Total weight (approx): 0.128 lbs / 60 g
Please, note handmade products will have slight variations (size, weight)
Sibipurina seeds are also called red seeds of the church (for making rosaries).
They come from a tree that resembles the so-called Pau-Brasil tree. It grows in tropical regions with leaves similar to the acacia leaf. The scarlet color of the seed, its biconvex appearance and luster are all natural.
Do you know? In West Africa, this seed was used when shaking the hands of a debtor in order to subtly remind him of his debt….