vintage carved ebony and brass native tribal necklace (looks African)
This is an amazing item I have for auction here.
It is a superb NATIVE necklace. I do not know the origin of this. I
suspect it comes from Africa, but it may also come from Papua New
Guinea, as it came from a deceased estate auction where the deceased
had lots of native items from PNG, but he also had others, like from
American Indians and the Polynesian islands.
key points about this necklace are: It is very well made, and made of
ebony (black) wood and brass. The brass is overlaid on top of the
ebony, which means it has to be bent to that shape before fitting. The
rest of the necklace is made of ebony. Even the little beads are ebony
as well. Imagine the effort in making this stunning necklace.
fact that it is so well made makes me think it had tribal significance,
and that it may have belonged to an important person, like a
witch-doctor or distinguished warrior or chief of sorts.
is reasonably old, and not something that was just made. You can tell
this from the wear on the brass.
am not offering this as a fashion item, but it would look great on your
neck as well...I have tried it on myself.
is a stunning piece. I am amazed at the craftmanship in making this.