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  • Republic of You - Desert Oasis - Tropical tribal necklace with brown leather and vintage gypsy coins and shells

Desert Oasis

  • $220 AUD

Inspired by the diverse aspects of our great land, Desert Oasis is an exotic modern contemporary Limited Edition necklace with tribal coastal influences. Handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio on the East Coast of Australia. it features:

  • Authentic and traditional silver-alloy vintage coin pendants handmade by the nomadic gypsy Banjara Tribe of Northern India
  • Clusters of tropical cowrie seashells from East Timor
  • Knotted and wrapped brown/tan kangaroo hide leather from Australia


It is important to remember the feature tribal silver pieces in our jewellery have traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s these irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value.

"Destined to transfer good luck, fortune and material wealth to those in its possession, the cowry shell is considered a deeply spiritual and highly valued object in African culture. The cowrie carries with it the blessing of Moté, ancient deity and goddess of water, also affectionately referred to as ‘Mother of Water’."


All our products come in either an envelope style gift bag, or gift box. 

About the Banjara Tribe:
 
The Banjara People are a collective of nomadic gypsy tribes from Northern India. They are said to be the descendants of the Roma gypsies from Europe who migrated to India through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and finally settled in Rajasthan.   
 
Originally the Banjara’s were bullock transport carriers and builders of great monuments. For centuries they efficiently moved their enormous caravans through the vast roadless tracks of India guaranteeing safe conduct for grain, salt and messages.
 
Due to the nomadic nature of their culture, the Banjara’s traditionally ‘wore’ their wealth thus creating a unique aesthetic, colorful dress and spectacular jewelry quite unlike any other tribe.

About the Cowrie Shell:
 
Destined to transfer good luck, fortune and material wealth to those in its possession, the cowry shell is considered a deeply spiritual and highly valued object in African culture. The cowrie carries with it the blessing of Moté, ancient deity and goddess of water, also affectionately referred to as ‘Mother of Water’.