Jewellery in African tribology has served to mark initiatory transitions and are an integral component of women's circles where stories and blessings were shared and communities were made. Pichulik pieces can be worn as talismans to a community of bold brave women. These simple, colourful strands of rope decorated with a multitude of colours and textures pop against bare skin. Layer them with contrasting bangles or wear alone as a statement piece. Choose from black, beige or blue. Handmade in South Africa.
Inspired by children’s play bricks, this stylish necklace is minimal and chic, adding a touch of organic brutalism to any look. Play with it on the move – the three blocks can be styled in different combinations. It comes in either zebrano or ebony, and a four block version is also available. Created from natural wood and handmade in Utrecht.
Ebony or Zebrano wood, gold or silver plated brass chain
Chain length 80cm, block 1.5cm
Ethically made by women at the Hope Jewellery fair trade project in Peru, this wide, spiral-shaped bangle is striking, chic and bold. The geometric brass shape is hand-cut and polished using traditional techniques, and will sit just as well singly with a cutting-edge outfit as layered with other pieces for a more eclectic look.
This simple-yet-fascinating, dagger-shaped pendant is a graphic and structural shape. Easy and timeless for everyday wear, yet distinctive and modern. Made in London.
Brass or stainless steel
Chain length 72cm, pendant 4cm x 1cm