|Title||Tuareg Aluminum Bracelet Armband Engraved Mali African|
|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.|
|Object Size||4.5 interior diam, 5 inches external diameter.|
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.