Fine Sterling Silver Atta Finely Etched Cuff - NigerTuareg
This stunning fine sterling silver Atta bracelet is detailed, patterned and hand made with traditional techniques. A gorgeous addition to anyone's jewelry box!
- Size: 1" at thickest part of bracelet and tapers to ball ends
- Each piece is hand cut and chiseled.
- Slight variation in pattern and size from the handmade nature
Bracelet is made from 99% fine silver
** 99% fine sterling silver has a higher silver content than traditional sterling silver which is generally .925åÊ
Meet The Artist -åÊ
Elhadji Koumama is from the tribe, Tuareg of Niger. åÊHis family has been making this gorgeous jewelry for 25 generations.
The traditionally nomadic Tuareg are indigenous to the SaharaåÊdesert. They are often called ‰ÛÏthe Blue People of the desert‰ dueåÊto the indigo dye they use on their garments that stains theiråÊskin. åÊThe Koumama family collective lives in both Agadez andåÊNiamey, Niger.
Over 50 silversmiths present their artistry. Each piece is handåÊhammered, beautifully engraved with the symbolism and motifsåÊof countless generations.åÊOver 200 people are supported by the sale of this jewelry.