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Material Stories: Gold. I wear imitation because I do feel gold is dirty

First episode in a series of articles on jewellery materials for Klimt02, February 2021

Mansa Moussa, King of Mali, wealthy from trading salt, gold, and slaves, went on hadj to Mekka. It was the year 1324. Traveling in style, he took 80 camels carrying two tons of gold and 500 servants with a bar of gold each. []

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Activist Mariette Liefferink at a mining site near Johannesburg. Photo: Maanda Nwendamutswu / Documentary Jozi Gold