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Hakata Ndoro Pendant with chain

Hakata are the throwing bones referred to in stories about Africa. They are still used today in divining by trained and chosen practitioners. The patterns vary only slightly from one end of the continent to the other. Hakata, or divining dice, are very attractive in both design and symbolism.

Sterling Silver Pendant: Length 4.1cm x Width 1cm with 45cm Chain


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Hakata Ndoro Pendant with chain

Striking to the eye, Hakata arouse interest in their use and in the cultural traditions of Zimbabwe. The design of the dice is well suited for use as adornment in Patrick’s jewellery collection. Hakata is the Shona term for animal bones, ndoro, fragments, fruit kernels and other such items that are used by diviners to forecast events and to diagnose illnesses. They are an important part of Zimbabwe’s cultural history and heritage. The dice themselves are most commonly found in sets of four and are carved from bone, ivory or wood.

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Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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