A simple vintage piece made by the nomadic Kochi people of Afghanistan. This piece features little lingam pendants with separator tube beads, all strung on a purple cord or "shoelace". The closure is a knot with a beautifully weathered and rustic silver alloy bead which allows the wearer to adjust the length of the necklace-- you can see on my size UK 14 mannequin-- the necklace as worn against the throat as well as at it's longest length which is 34" or 86cm.
The lingam is the sacred phallus belonging to the god Shiva.
The last photo shows this necklace paired with another vintage necklace that can be found here.
All my vintage pieces are carefully sourced and repaired and my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped with lavender and Scottish heather.