The best icon for Ubuntu, or the practise of giving of ones self to those around you, has to be Nyaminyami. This touching African myth about a snake like being who gives of his own body to those around him. What makes this myth all the more potent, is the fact that in many African cultures, and western cultures, the snake represents evil, and is feared. Along comes this myth about how much the people loved nyaminyami – and it goes back to the giving. Great symbol for Ubuntu. Other great symbols are African masks - tribal jewellery has always held special significance in the minds of African people.
These fantastic African mask pendants are made by one company only – a small jewellery manufacturing business based in South Africa. Each mask has been researched to find the best of African Symbolism. The masks were originally carved in wax by George Skews – A South African Artist. The African Mask pendants have been sculptured by hand and then reproduced using the lost wax process. Each African mask pendant is finely detailed and comes with a brochure or story of the African Mask pendant. Available in Gold and Silver – the African Mask pendants are found nowhere else on earth. Finished by hand by South African Goldsmiths these iconic African pieces are a gift that will never be forgotten. Choose from over 20 replica mask pendants and 14 original mask pendants . The masks are used as symbols of hope and courage, bringing the wearers mind to where it wants to be. Covering such topics as power, serenity and meditation there will be an African Symbol mask pendant for everyone.