Filimbi is a Swahili name that means “whistle”. It is an apt name for this Filimbi Necklace where the pendant comprises a fabulous handcrafted whistle from Sudan.
This old African whistle is made from recycled wood and is ornately decorated with brass. It actually works if you blow on it, and is a wonderful example where functional items are transformed into adornment in many African cultures.
Four statement beads from South Sudan complement the whistle pendant beautifully with their similar decorative design. These are intricately made by embedding copper and brass wire within the bead to create a gorgeous and opulent effect. These beads display incredibly intricate craftsmanship of local artisans using methods that are passed down from generation to generation. It is one of many examples of the remarkable adornment that originates from this region. Each is separated by a yellow agate bead and gold plated spacer.
Yellow Agate is said to help increase inner vision and introspection, while dissolving tension and strengthening rational thought. Smoky Quartz caresses the neck and offers beautiful transparency as it draws light into rich warm shades of brown. It is a protective and grounding stone as it transforms negative energy into to positive energy. Smoky Quartz is also very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity.
A handcrafted brass chain, gold plated clasp and SHIKHAZURI charm complete this amazing Filimbi Necklace. It braced the catwalk at Africa Fashion Week London and will also make you stand out from the crowd!