Filimbi is a Swahili name that means “whistle” – an apt name for this 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, thereby enabling it to have practical use to the wearer.
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 in South Sudan using methods that are passed down from generation to generation; it is just one of many examples of the remarkably beautiful 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 a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into rich and warm shades of brown. It is a very protective and grounding stone as it removes negative energy and transforms it into to positive energy. It is considered to bring abundance, prosperity and good luck. Smoky Quartz is also very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity.
Handcrafted chain, gold plated clasp and SHIKHAZURI logo bead complete this wonderful necklace.