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Tuareg Earrings Silver Mali African Old

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Title Tuareg Earrings Silver Mali African Old
Materials Silver metal (unknown silver content).Glass
Made In Mali
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th Century.
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Tarnished and missing tassel.
People Tuareg
Object Size 3 inch drop. See picture for penny size comparison.
Necklace Length 15 inches (including string/raffia)
Pendant Size 3.5 x 2.5 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 37 inches (includes string/raffia) 5.5 inch pendant
Brand Unbranded

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.