Ostrich Shell Choker by N!oshe Daqm


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This ostrich shell choker is 36cm from button edge to mid-loop so would suit a slender neck. All the beads are handmade by N!oshe who chipped small pieces of shell into circles, then created the central hole with a drill-stick, before rubbing lengths of beads on a flat stone to grind them smooth and similar in size. The brown and black beads are white ostrich shell that is then roasted over the fire to achieve the different shades of colour.  

The beads are strung onto strong elastic to make it easy to get on or off. Please measure your neck size before ordering.

This choker was made by N!oshe Daqm from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. She is an inspirational woman, married to the headman /Ui Kxunta with grown up children and now grandchildren. All the money from this sale goes directly to her, less postage costs, currency exchange and PayPal fees. Price includes shipping by Royal Mail Tracked 48 service in an environmentally friendly padded-paper bag.

The broken shells are collected after the ostrich chicks have hatched, so utilise a resource that the ostrich no longer needs.