Fine Sterling Silver Diamond Dot Earrings - NigerTuareg
These stunning sterling silver earrings are hand made in Niger.
- Fine 99% Silver Earrings
- Diamond shape with raised circles
- Approximate Size :åÊåÊpendant areaåÊ1 3/8" wide x 1 3/8" high, 2" drop from ear
- Each earring is hand cut and chiseled so there will be variation in pattern and slight åÊvariation in size.
åÊMeet 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.