Today, the story of the Giraffa pendant from the Museum line.
This animal is already quite emblematic by its impressive size, but there is a little story behind it: the story of Zarafa.
Offered by Méhémet Ali, viceroy in Ottoman Egypt to the French king Charles X in 1827, it is considered the first to come to France!
She made the feat of walking from Marseille to Paris to reach the Royal Menagerie, 800 km in 6 weeks, feeding on the milk of two cows that accompanied her on the way, causing a sensation as she passed through the towns and villages on the way.
Immortalized in 1827 by Jacques Raymond Brascassat in the table below, Zarafa launched a veritable girafomania: engravings, literature, crockery, tapestries, wallpaper, hairstyles, jewellery...
It was naturalized and is now visible at the Natural History Museum of La Rochelle.
Giraffa Earrings - 81€ - €81
Giraffa Pendant - 69€