Amber Necklace

This necklace represents trade routes used in Somalia through both its design and the materials used in its creation. The design of the necklace suggests that it was made in the Arabian Peninsula and later travelled to Somalia. The necklace itself holds meaning in Somali culture, despite originating from another region. In Somali culture, necklaces are worn to showcase the wealth and prestige of a family, similar to how expensive jewelry is worn by the wealthy in our society. Additionally, the materials of this necklace hold meaning, with both amber and agate believed to hold healing and protective powers amongst the peoples of the Horn of Africa.