Mulberry Mongoose jewellery is inspired by life in the Zambian bush. So it’s only fitting that with every piece of jewellery sold a donation to antipoaching patrols is made to help remove the snare wire traps that kill and injure many of the area’s iconic wildlife.
By buying these accessories, you’re helping raise thousands of rands for this vital work to save elephants, big cats and antelope - the sale of each piece supports local conservation work. This celebrated collection mixes snare wire collected by anti-poaching patrols with semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls and hand carved wooden beads. Snare wire is often made from steel and hard to work—many men can’t do it. But Grace, a five foot tall mother of one, has learned to coil and flatten it to create beauty from brutality.
The jewellery is made by a group of creative and courageous ladies who believe in bringing women together, near and far, to help each other achieve the seemingly impossible. Together they share stories, ideas and aspirations as they make all of our jewellery by hand. And together they all reinvest in their community. In an area where unemployment is high, their income lets them play an active role in supporting their families and preserving this unique place that inspires their work.
Savannah Necklace materials: Snare wire Guinea fowl feather Vintage Zambian coin Hand carved mukwa circle Vegetable ivory Ethiopian copper prayer bead Cowrie shell Bone Metal Cord
Every piece comes in a unique pouch of traditional chitenge material.