Ethiopian Coptic Cross and Kuchi Coin Necklace
Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century CE. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a century of Saint Mark’s arrival, and by 400 CE, Christianity flourished in both Egypt and Ethiopia. These early Christians became known as Copts, from the Greek name for Egyptians. Ethiopian Coptic crosses can be so sophisticated that it's difficult to find a cross in the design. For example, the Ethiopian Cross, an elaborate baroque style or filigree reflects the richness of the hearts of people in the Coptic Church. These crosses were cast from base metal, which is a mix of different metals and the actual silver content is unknown. They were crafted by hand in Ethiopia.
The crosses are combined with two Kuchi tribal coins, silver beads, black carved bone beads, ivory colored, hand crafted bone face beads and black lava rock beads. Not quite as simple as black and white, but rich in texture. This necklace goes with everything in your closet.
• Necklace 21 inches
One of a kind and handcrafted in the Missouri Ozarks.