African Kitabe amulet necklace - leather amulet choker necklace

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Kitabe are African amulets - the leather encasing individually written scrolls in Ge'ez, a Semitic language that is no longer spoken but used (much like Latin) for religious purposes by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The hidden scrolls, which are generally made from vellum, contain titles and holy names.

It's difficult to date Kitabes as they have been in use from the Middle Ages. This one has faint patterns embossed, and still just visible, into the deep brown leather, worn smooth over time.

I've replaced the simple twine chord with memory wire, sheathed in a tube of silk, which has been coated to create a look of age in keeping with the focal. The ends and either side of the Kitabe are wrapped with oxidized and hammered heavy copper wire.

Choker length at around 16 1/2 inches (41 1/2 cm) the necklace closes with a hand forged copper hook at the back of the neck.

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