“Uwe Koetter Jewellers, in collaboration with the artist Nanna Venter, are delighted to bring you a range of hand-crafted talismans charged with hope and good intentions for your loved ones.

Talismans have a long history, transcending cultures and beliefs, from the medieval amulets of protection dispensed during the Bubonic plague, to Catholic icons, Native American amulets, West African gris-gris, crucifixes, the tallis, the Ta’wiz, to family heirlooms passed down through generations. 
Inspired by centuries of tradition, Nanna created a selection of playful and contemporary coin necklaces to manifest your hopes and wishes, represented through four animals: The Dog for courage (Fortitudo), The Cat symbolizing balance (Statera), The Rabbit to bring luck (Fortuna) and The Pangolin for protection (Praesidium). 
These symbols are kept close to the heart, to remind your most beloved of your own love and care and hope.”

“Dr Anja ‘Nanna’ Venter is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Applied Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She considers herself an “Artstronaut” – someone who explores the creative universe through research, practice and futuring. She holds a MA in Media Studies and a PhD in ICT4D. She has created design work for Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Nedbank and Mr Price, among many others.”

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