The cast brass bar at the center of this necklace is accented by a mix of Nepalese bronze and West African glass Tamba beads.
Tamba belts are strands of 20 - 100 glass beads worn by women in West Africa underneath their clothing as a form of very special and personal adornment. Taya fell in love with these beads when she visited her future step-family in The Gambia in 1996.
The antiqued brass chain is 16.5" long with a 1.5" extender.
Each piece is lovingly handmade in our Portland studio.