Abraham Konga

Every piece by Abraham Konga is unique and one of a kind.

A self-taught jewelry designer based in Kigali, Konga uses some of Rwanda's finest available sustainable materials to create powerful statement pieces which bring his distinctive take to the country's vivid design tradition.

Often featuring cow horn, cow bone and locally sourced sustainable wood, Konga's jewelry uses brass upcycled from padlocks. What once embodied restraint is thus transformed into a thing of beauty.

The padlocks are melted down in a kiln and the hot metal is poured into moulds. After cooling, the piece is skilfully ground, sandpapered and polished by hand.