A) Golden Amber
This arrangement features striking hues of golden yellow and orange man-made amber.
The decorative elements on the amber are unique to the Tuareg of the Sahel region of Africa.
This is the great attraction.
Ashanti bronze beads, cups and short seed bead sticks grouped between the beads add a pulsating rhythm sensation to this arrangement.
The title comes from the two headed crocodile albeit sharing a stomach. This refers to an Adinkra symbol and calls for unity, especially when sharing the same destiny.
The main body consists of golden yellow, man-made amber with typical Tuareg decoration.
There are also enormous bamboo coral pieces, Nigerian bronze pendants all lined up for rich effect.
A Venetian 6 layer chevron bead from the 19th century and a fine ebony, silver decorated bicon amber balance each other.
Short seed bead sticks add contrast and finally, an Ashanti elbow shaped “akyim prebu” (bird’s nest) bronze filigree bead in place of a clasp to hold the arrangement in a necklace form.
The two headed crocodile pendant is then clearly displayed.