Authentic Tribal art object from Africa.
Old camel bone pendant from Ethiopia.
length: 6.7 cm
Amulets and pendants have served an important function in many African indigenous sub-cultures since antiquity, warding off evil, promoting fertility and even serving as a ‘tool of prophecy’ among shaman. This type of pendant derives from Neolithic symbols still used among tribes in Ethiopia and Kenya – such as the eye, which connotes both healing and protection. This symbol is most commonly found etched into Old Ethiopian Shaman Medicine Sticks. Crafted from camel bone, these fascinating talismans were often worn by healers and shaman, giving them insight into the ailments and psychological anxieties of other tribe members.
ROOTZ gallery product code: PEND