wild adornment

Inspired by African fauna & flora

Bokkie

Heart shape pendant on red silk thread, cast in bronze, nickel free

Description

As an avid bone collector, I am always looking for extraordinary natural objects. I was gifted this heart shape bone by a Greek botanist & collector of bones. Bokkie is the Afrikaans word for little buck or as a term of endearment, meaning sweetheart.

I am intrigued by the heart shape of this steenbok bone because they mate for life. They are a symbol of survival in difficult time, it brings its wearer endurance and strength.