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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
Damage/Repair some scratching, tarnishing, dirt and general wear
People Tuareg
Object Size 4.5 x 2.5 inches interior diam, 5 inches external diameter.

Additional information:

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.