Agate Point Tuareg Necklace: TP08

$378.00

Elaborate silver jewelry of Tuareg men and women of Northern Niger.

1 in stock

Description

Handcrafted by the Tuareg people of Niger in the Sahara. The markings and geometrical design of Tuareg crosses and Tuareg jewelry is for protection. “pieces of silver jewelry play in the relations between generations and rites of passage, between men and women, courtship customs and marriage, and more generally in terms of wealth, status, and rank.” Translated from the French by Helene E. Hagan, from original Tuareg words of an artisan cited by J. Gabus, 1971

Each piece is Signed by the Silversmith.

Sterling Silver & Carnelian pendant with black glass beads

Pendant w/top loop measures 4.875_‹ x 1.9375″

Necklace w/o pendant measures 18″