The craftsmen of the Bamileke are famous for their skill in woodcarving and inspired Diana to create the Studded range. These craftsmen create a variety of remarkable rounds stools with repetitive openwork designs, all carved out from a single tree trunk. The sparkling studs represent the repetitive pattern of a traditional Bamileke stool, the geometric rosette. It is symbolic of the earth spider, very prominent in Bamileke culture as the link between the living and the ancestors as well as a sign of divine knowledge.
In keeping with her original inspiration for the tableware range, Diana has deconstructed the flatware design to create a unique jewellery collection. The hand-patina textured finish contrasts beautifully with the sparkling metal studs. The very tactile nature of this design gives it an irresistible appeal and very unique look. The pendant is complimented with either a delicate organza ribbon or a simple black rubber choker.