This necklace has a pendant called a Penca de Blangandan.
It originaed with the African slaves who settled in
the state of Bahia. Each charm on the pendant has its
own meaning. There are ten handmade charms on the pendant,
different fruits, a dipper and a figa (fist). The two
birds at the top of the pendant represent freedom. The
pendant was usually worn as a brooch which was attached
to the waist of a dress or vest.
I put the Penca de Balangandan on a chain, so it could
be worn as a necklace as it does not have a pin attachment
on it. The charms are handmade of a silver plated metal.
The chain meaures 12 1/2" from the center back
to the pendant. It has a hook closure. The pendant measures
3" wide by 2" long.
Postage for this item will be $4.50. Postage includes
extra weight for packing, any excess postage charged
will be refunded to buyer's Paypal account.