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Traditional Jewellery and Intellectual Property Protection

Traditional Jewellery and Intellectual Property Protection

by Pamela Maluleke

Throughout history, necklaces, beadwork and jewellery designs have always featured in African culture, as a decorative feature, but more importantly for the symbolism the article conveyed. To this day, many cultures continue to produce traditional jewellery with the aim of retaining the symbolism, which has been passed down for centuries. The Masai culture in Kenya, for instance, uses beadwork for their necklaces that symbolises age...

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