Fine Sterling Silver Raised Edge Cuff - NigerTuareg
The raised edge cuff is a staple accessory for the fair trade fashionista.
- Fine silveråÊis molded to a pointed line that edges the entire length of the cuff
- Small balls of silver cup the ends of the bracelet
- Bracelet isåÊadjustable - one size fits most
- Each piece is hand crafted with unique variations
Cuff is made of 99% 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.