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Jewelry normally differs from other items of personal adornment in that it has no other purpose than to look appealing, but man has been producing and wearing it for a long time. Jewelry may be made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones, precious metals, beads and shells have been widely used. Depending on the culture and times, jewelry may be appreciated as a status symbol for its material properties, its patterns or its meaningful symbols.
These ear rings are hand twisted and shaped from dried banana leaves which come in various shades of browns. They are rolled, weaved and than varnished for a professional look.
These beads are made from magazines that are cut into different widths and lengths depending on the intended bead size. The strips are rolled onto a needle and glued to make a tightly rolled bead. They are than dipped in varnish and hung to dry in the sun.
In Africa, cows are a sign of wealth, so they associate the wearing of bone as a sign of prosperity. The bones are carved into beads as well as other shapes and are sometimes stained to give them a black and white coloring.