The Sossus necklace was named after a small Afro-style lodge located in the Namib Desert in Namibia. The Namib Desert is one of the oldest and largest deserts in the world, spanning over 31,000 sq. miles. The word 'Namib' is a Nama word meaning, 'open space'.
This piece relfects the sand dunes in coloring- focusing more on neutral earth tones. We love this piece because just as each piece of sand is inumberable in the Namib Desert, so is everyone we hope to impact, each person being unique and radiant in their own way.
Fun Facts about Namibia:
- The country has a population of close to 2.4 million, and the citizens speak up to 30 languages. The most popular of these is Oshiwambo. English is the recognized official language
- Namibia is home to the world’s largest population of free-roaming cheetahs
- Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution.
- Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants
- They enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year!
- About 90% of Namibian land remains natural habitat.
- The population is youthful, with 44 percent aged fourteen and under and only 4 percent older than 65. About 60 percent live in the far north, where rainfall is sufficient for grain farming.
- Urban areas, large workplaces such as mines and fisheries, and secondary and tertiary schools are multi-ethnic sites where people are creating new ways of interacting across ethnic boundaries.
- Soccer is extremely popular among men of all ethnicities, and the national team is followed closely and is widely discussed.