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Tuareg Aluminum Bracelet Armband Engraved Mali African

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Title Tuareg Aluminum Bracelet Armband Engraved Mali African
Materials Aluminum
Made In Mali
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age probably 20th century
Overall Condition Good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Scratches, tarnishing and dents.
People Tuareg
Object Size 4.5 interior diam, 5 inches external diameter.
Brand Unbranded

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A wide aluminum bracelet with geometric designs close to those seen on bracelets from othe Tuareg people.

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.