Kobie is a West African name that means “warrior”. The Kobie Necklace features various eye-catching elements, most notably the ring pendant. Such African rings are traditionally worn by men from the Dinka tribe of South Sudan. However, the cone shape that is intricately inlaid with brass wire makes it a magnificent pendant.
Jewellery is a significant expression of Dinka identity and the tribesmen creatively use locally available materials to create beautiful pieces of adornment. It displays local craftsmanship, using methods that are passed down from generation to generation.
The ring is cushioned by two recycled brass filigree beads from Ghana. These are made using the lost wax method of casting. They have a lovely patina that complement the brass decoration on the ring.
Tibetan Dzi Eye Agate beads that make up the rest of the necklace. Eye Agate gets its name from its design which mimics the eye. Various forms of “eye” beads have been worn by different cultures. In popular myths and legends, these types of beads are said to protect the wearer and ward off evil or curses.
In general, Agates are associated with strength and are believed to provide protection from bad dreams, stress and energy drains. Whether you believe in these apparent powers or not, you cannot fail to be mesmerised by the captivating patterns and beauty of the beads in this stunning Kobie Necklace. It is finished with a brass chain and clasp made by Kenyan artisans and a gold plated SHIKHAZURI charm.