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Coconut shell and wood beaded necklace, 'Vibrant Meadow' (Ghana)

Ghanaian artisan Catherine Offei Kwapong creates a lively green beaded necklace out of a unique combination of materials. In the center of the necklace, the artisan alternates sese wood beads with clusters of freeform pieces of coconut shell, with a single large, round, brown ceramic bead etched with white lines in the middle. On both sides, round wood beads and coconut shell pieces alternate.