Nyami Nyami Pendant Necklace

(Pronounced nee-yamee nee-yamee) Starr’s entire family is from South Africa and, growing up, she would travel to Zimbabwe and vacation along the Zambezi river. The Nyami Nyami is a Zambezi river god known to ward off bad spirits and bring good luck to those that wear a Nyami Nyami pendant around their neck. Tribesmen would carve pendants out of soapstone or wood and adorn their family with them as well as sell to the locals and tourists. This is her take on a fine version of what she loved wearing as a child.