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  • Republic of You - Ocean Blue - Blue leather tribal necklace featuring vintage gypsy coins and charms.

Ocean Blue

  • $250 AUD

Inspired by Mother Nature and her vast ocean, this exotic Limited Edition necklace has a tropical coastal luxe and bohemian feel. Each neckpiece has been beaded and crafted by hand in our Byron Bay studio on the East Coast of Australia.

With tribal ethnic undertones, this shorter style necklace sits around the décolletage area, and features:

  • Authentic decorative silver-alloy coin pendants from the nomadic Banjara People, a gypsy tribe from Northern India
  • Genuine desert-silver, (also known as German silver) charms from the Kuchi People of Pakistan/Afghanistan 
  • Miniature blue glass, recycled teal glass and navy blue wood beading
  • Deep royal blue kangaroo hide leather from Australia
  • Brass chain

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 Kuchi Tribe:
 
The word Kuchi stems from a Persian word meaning migration. Originating from Afghanistan, the Kuchi People roamed areas along the ancient Silk Road trade routes for an estimated 3000 years. Known as prolific wanderers who migrated over immense distances, this nomadic tribe became masters at trekking to the remotest of areas.
 
Since many of these pieces were intended to be worn daily under very rough conditions, they were often boldly crafted of sturdy metal to withstand a rigorous nomadic lifestyle. This may explain why old Kuchi pieces are still available today and in relatively good condition even after decades of rugged wear.
 
It is important to remember this jewellery has traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s the irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value.