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Named in honor of Yemaja, 'The Mother of All' in African mythology, the Yemaja is the protector of women. She is often depicted as a mermaid and is associated with the moon, water and feminine mysteries. This minature version of the larger Yemaja features two removable staps allowing the design to be worn from day to night. The crossbody strap makes this the perfect accompanient for your day time essentials whilst the springbok horn and chain handle can be added for an elegant evening look -- Made with Okapi's own blesbok and ostrich shin leather. Removable and adjustable crossbody strap. Removable springbok horn and 18k gold plated chain strap. All materials are sustainably sourced as a by-product of the existing free range farming industry practices in South Africa.Width: 17.5cm x Depth: 6.5cm x Height: 16cm, Handle Drop: 26.5cm, Weight: 0.4kg
Yemaja is the protector of women. She is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. is the protector of women. She governs everything pertaining to women. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, sea shells, and the collective unconscious.
Working with select tanneries in the Karoo region, Okapi has pioneered the use of Blesbok leather. Blesbok leather is in keeping with our ethos as it is ethically and sustainably sourced as a by-product of the existing farming industry in South Africa. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure all processes are of the highest safety and quality, along with ethical production practices that respect both animal welfare and the environment. The natural markings which the animal incurs in the wild are included on the skins which are used. This adds to the uniqueness of each piece and is a deliberate inclusion in order to give a more organic and changeable quality.
- Locally made
- Ethically sourced
- Entirely traceable