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Tuareg Hairpin Brass Colored Metal Abstract Africa

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Title Tuareg Hairpin Brass Colored Metal Abstract Africa
Materials Brass (unknown metal content)
Made In Mali
Approximate Age Unknown/probably Mid 20th century
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Green tarnish.
People Tuareg
Object Size 2.5 x 5 inches, (Please see picture with penny for size comparison.)

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.

To see other examples of Ethnic jewelry from around the world please see A WORLD OF NECKLACES (Leurquin), AFRICA ADORNED (Fisher), JEWELS FROM ELSEWHERE (Maggi,Melesi, Pensotti) and ETHNIC JEWELRY (van der Star Collection) and THE SPLENDOR of ETHNIC JEWELRY (Borel).