Jewels of the Kalahari – A meeting with Anna

Posted on May 20, 2011

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San Bush - Ostrich Egg Jewellery - Photo Credit Boo George

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Anna Haber the visionary who got the beautiful Kalahari jewellery into stores such notorious reputable designer stores such as Dover Street Market and Browns in London. Anna Haber is the global director of marketing for emerald producer Gemfields and along with London-based jeweler, Sabine Roemer worked with the San Bushmen women in Botswana to create a beautiful collection of unique and individual jewelry pieces of which you will find necklaces, earrings as well as bracelets. The San Bushmen are known to possibly be the oldest group still walking the earth who create pieces of jewelry from found items such as bone, seeds even sticks. This collection has been hand-made from shards of ostrich eggshell.

San Bush – Ostrich Egg Jewellery – Photo Credit Boo George

San Bush - Ostrich Egg Jewellery - Photo Credit hand Eye Mag

Anna’s aim is to create awareness of this ancient skill. On meeting with her she has such a gentle composure and a deep passion for craftmanship. It is obvious that her intension is to provide opportunities to bring these skills to light and to new markets.
These amazing pictures have been shot by Fashion and portrait photographer Boo George. He captured thirteen-year-old Bushman, Sekopaleina who is an orphan. These pictures definitely show such a beauty and piece by one who has experienced so much at such a young age and one of the reasons that Anna wants to make sure her best wishes are always given to San Arts and Crafts who are a fairtrade organisation who work directly with the San Bushmen in Botswana. (image credit HandEye magazine).

Anna’s determination to present this beautiful helped to get these pieces into Browns and Dover Street Market (one of my FAVE London stores )
images of jewellery in browns – photo credit – Anna Haber website
Jewels of the Kalahari -Anna Haber One Fine Thread Blog
San Bush – Ostrich Egg Jewellery – Photo Credit Anna Haber
Jewels of the Kalahari -Anna Haber One Fine Thread Blog
San Bush – Ostrich Egg Jewellery – Photo Credit Anna Haber

If you love your jewellery and have an interest in crafts and artisans worldwide you should contact Anna Haber for more information on her upcoming projects.

San Bush – Ostrich Egg Jewellery – Photo Credit Boo George
Author of post – Jacqueline Shaw
Posted in: Crafts