Our simple silver ankh design is rooted in a rich history that goes all the way back to ancient Egypt.
There's a lot of debate as to the origin of the symbol but it was used to represent life in hieroglyphics and in art it was often placed in the hands of deities either to show that they could sustain life with it or to revive souls in the afterlife.
It is an Egyptian symbol that was taken over by the Coptic Christians and in recent times has also come to symbolize African culture. It is fascinating to see how a symbol can move through history and constantly change what it means.
This ankh is handmade in sterling silver with a copper wire cross. It has a hook clasp which means it is put on over the wrist and not over the hand which means you would wear a smaller bangle compared to one you would put over your hand. Please be aware of that when choosing your bangle size.
These bangles are made in the following sizes: 60, 65, 70 and 75 mm diameters - that would be the inside diameter of the bangle. We can make other sizes and use other metals upon request.
We lovingly wrap each item in hessian and package it in our square ilala palm baskets. Due to the handmade nature of the baskets and the organic material used - colour and pattern may vary. Our baskets are bought from local Zimbabwean groups who promote fair trade and self-sufficiency. For additional information on our basket suppliers please visit our Community Partnerships page: https://thezuricollectionzim.com/collections/community-partnerships