Gan Brass Pendant Burkina Faso Ruth Flynn Collection
Wonderful brass pendant.
The Gan people are an ethnic group primarily found in Burkina Faso. They are known for their craftsmanship, including metalworking and jewelry-making. While I don't have specific information on a brass pendant made by the Gan people of Burkina Faso, it is likely that they produce various types of brass jewelry.
Traditional Gan jewelry often features intricate designs and symbols that hold cultural significance. These pieces are often handmade using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Brass, due to its durability and availability, is commonly used in their jewelry-making process.
Provenance: Ruth Flynn Collection
Africa Direct has bought a wonderful collection of beads and trade bead necklaces designed and made by Ruth Flynn.
Ruth says, ‚ÄúI first fell in love with African beads when my middle child (of 5!) decided at age 13 to spend a semester going to school in Bamako, Mali, and live with my sister who was there with the World Bank. Africa Direct provided so many opportunities for me to learn about beads and make my own necklaces. I wore African bead necklaces almost every day of my career as a lawyer in Washington, DC.‚Äù