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Tuareg Necklace Silver Blue Glass Mali African

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Title Tuareg Necklace Silver Blue Glass Mali African
Materials Silver metal (unknown silver content), glass
Made In Mali
Approximate Age 20th Century
Overall Condition Very good.
Damage/Repair General wear and tarnish.
People Tuareg
Necklace Length 16
Pendant Size 1.5 x 2.25 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).


Photo is an example. Yours will be similar.


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.