In Burundi, jewellery making is fast becoming a huge form of art and source of livelihood for artists in the country.
Artists have carved a niche for themselves according to the depth of their creativity, with the materials they use and how their works are designed.
A jewellery maker, Floribert Minani is known for using ‘cow bones’ as the base material for all his accessories. The Burundian usually scouts through dustbins at restaurants and slaughterhouses to find the bones he needs to design the accessories that his customers need.
Floribert sells his accessories to make a profit from them and in some cases, makes some custom designs.
The jewellery designer’s growing customer base is mostly because of the essence of his designs and how they fit into the lifestyle of the respective clients, becoming a huge source of income for Floribert Minani.