‘Sufuria’: Cooking pot bead necklace


‘Sufuria’ celebrates the rhythm, creativity and innovation in women’s work. Hand decorated ‘sufuria’ cooking pot bead pendant with frosted Malian glass and coconut shell discs

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Sold By: Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between


Elegant long necklace with a striking hand-decorated bead recycled from a Kenyan ‘sufuria’ (aluminium cooking pot), flanked by glass and coconut shell beads strung on Samburu (Kenya) white glass beads.

Made by Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between

This product has guaranteed Christmas shipping if you order by 17th December

Made in UK from beads I collected while living and travelling in Africa

This is a unique one off item

Product Dimensions: 50cm total length (22cm drop)

Product Materials: Aluminium sufuria (cooking pot) bead, coconut shell discs, white Samburu glass beads, Malian recycled glass beads, Giriama rings.

Product Information: This elegant and striking handmade necklace centres a hand-decorated tubular bead recycled from a Kenyan ‘sufuria’ (aluminium cooking pot), flanked by Malian frosted glass beads and dark brown coconut shell discs. These are suspended from a long string of white Samburu glass beads punctuated by Giriama (coastal Kenya) rings. The Samburu are pastoralists and in Samburu colour symbolism, white is the colour of milk, and therefore purity. Clasp: silver plated trigger catch.



Product care: avoid getting wet.


In line with the environmental ethic of my business, I use recycled/ reused packaging where possible.

Price includes P&P.


My film about Samburu bead colour symbolism, After the Rains Came: Seven short stories about objects and lifeworlds, can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/60192945

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