WANGARI | Coiled Silver Spoke Pendant Necklace | Solidarity Jewelry
In tribute to Wangari Maathai, I have created this silver coiled and spiky pendant. A symbol of the branching and rooting of the trees planted by the Green Belt Movement that Wangari founded in 1977.
What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves. – Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011) – Kenyan-born environmental, political, and women’s rights activist. Wangari was the first woman in East Africa to earn a doctorate degree. In 1977 she launched The Green Belt Movement to reforest the country and aid women in need of income. The movement is responsible for over 30 million trees being planted and about 30,000 women gaining new skills and opportunities.
We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process. – Wangari Maathai
Wangari Matthai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. – Wangari Maathai
- sterling silver
- 20-inch long chain
- pendant length – 2 1/4 inches (5.5 cm)
- 31/2 inch wide (1.5 cm)
- polished silver finish
- lead- and nickel-free
- handmade in Canada
- shipped in a black gift box
Each necklace is handcrafted and made to order in Toronto. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the creation of your WANGARI pendant.