Fine Sterling Silver Black Onyx Pendant Necklace - NigerTuareg
- Size: åÊLeather necklace is approximately 19" long, pendant is approximately 3" x 3"
- Materials: åÊfine sterling silver, black onyx and leather
** 99% fine sterling silver has a higher silver content than traditional sterling silver which is generally .925åÊ
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.