Gold Fulani Bib Necklace

Gold Fulani Bib Necklace

Regular price $198.00

Our gorgeous and striking Fulani Bib Necklace is the perfect lightweight statement necklace that isn't too big or too small!  Adjustable from 16" to 20".  Pairs great with this cuff and this earring!

One of the most striking adornments found in the lower Sahara is the jewelry worn by the Fulani women of southern Mali. Traditionally gold is formed into a square rod which is marked down the center of each side. From this mark it is repeatedly heated and hammered into its four blades and then twisted into shape. The earrings and necklaces could reach a weight of 300 grams each; a pair this large would be the ultimate sign of wealth. The Fulani name for this jewelry is 'kwotene range'.