Pangolin Silver Plated Necklace
Kakakuona is the Swahili word for pangolin. This Pangolin Silver Plated Necklace carries profound symbolism associated with this animal. In short, these include being grounded, unique and perceptive. Accordingly prepare to be enchanted by the story card that comes with this piece. It elaborates on these attributes in more detail. Consequently, it leaves you feeling a deep sense of connection to the pangolin when you wear this necklace.
Pangolin’s Armour-Like Defence
The origin of the Pangolin’s name comes from the Malay word ‘penggulung’. It means ‘one that rolls up’. This alludes to its habit of rolling up into a ball when it feels threatened. Concurrently it protects itself from danger. This tightly knit ball is virtually impenetrable to predators, including lions! Its scales provide an armour-like defence and represent protection. Similarly, we also adopt a guarded disposition to protect ourselves in times of danger.
Large pangolins can have up to 1000 scales. Do you have any idea what they are made of? Prepare to be amazed. Pangolin scales are made from keratin. Basically this is the same substance that human fingernails and hair are made from!
Significantly, one reason why pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world is because of their scales. What’s the connection? Some cultures believe that these scales have health benefits. Conversely, there is no scientific basis behind such claims. These illogical beliefs, and subsequent illegal trade in these animals, has led to the decline in their numbers.
Therefore take a stance for these incredible animals when you wear this Pangolin Necklace. Pair it with the Pangolin Silver Plated Earrings to make a powerful statement.
Let’s be more like animals
“Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting.” Carol Emshwiller
Learn more about the pangolin and its symbolism here.