The Serpent Charmer
The Serpent Charmer is a stunning earthy Limited Edition necklace, which is sure to become a conversational piece.
It features authentic snake vertebrae bone beads dated from the 1950s, and sourced from the Sub-Saharan region of Africa. Each vertebrae has been strung onto sturdy hemp string in its natural and original succession. The necklace also features a miniature brass key which has been oxidized and aged in our studio.
For hundreds of years snake vertebrae beads have traditionally been worn in African society as an amulet of protection from snake bites, evil charms and ill fate.
The snake or serpent has been a powerful symbol and totem throughout history. The overlap of its symbolism between cultures is vast and significant. It is believed to represent wisdom, cycles, rebirth, awareness, healing, intuition, protection, transformation and hidden knowledge.