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Tuareg Aluminum Bracelet Twist Mali African Art

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Title Tuareg Aluminum Bracelet Twist Mali African Art
Materials likely aluminum (unkown metal content
Made In Mali
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition fair to poor
Damage/Repair very dirty, dented and worn
People Tuareg
Object Size 2.25 x 3 inches; 11 mm thick

Additional information:

The Tuareg are a nomadic people of Niger and surrounding countries. They are tall, and a Tuareg woman can pack an entire household on a camel in two hours. The Tuareg are well known for their body ornament and their immense variety of jewelry. This is a good example of its kind made out of aluminum. This bracelet is in good condition and can still be used.

Further Reading: Thomas K. Seligman, ART OF BEING TUAREG. Sahara Nomads in A Modern World, Exhibition, Cantor Arts Center and UCLA Fowler, 2006- see Exhibition preview in African Arts, Volume XXXIX, N0 3, Autumn 2006, pp.56-79.