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Tuareg Earrings Silver Mali African

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Title Tuareg Earrings Silver Mali African
Materials Silver metal (unknown silver content), black glass beads
Made In Mali
Approximate Age 20th Century
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Small dents, tarnish, and general wear.
People Tuareg
Object Size 3 inch drop, 1.75 inches wide. See picture for penny size comparison.

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. Their skin is blue-black, from the indigo rubbed into cloths wrapped around their faces to keep out the desert sun and sand.

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.