Fine Sterling Silver Etched Bicone Bead with Onyx Earrings - NigerTuareg
These stunning sterling silver earrings are hand made in Niger.
- Size: åÊapproximately 1 7/8" drop from ear
- Size of earring: approximately 1 1/8" high x 1/2" at widest
- Material: åÊfine sterling silver and onyx
- Etched bicone large beadåÊwithåÊ4mm onyx bead and hammered triangle top wires
** 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.