Fine Sterling Silver Tanfouk Necklace - NigerTuareg
- 1 3/4" wide x 3 1/2" high Carnelian Pendant with Fine Silver
- åÊLength 18 3/4" long with Fine Silver and Onyx Beads
- åÊAll jewelry is handmade and hand-etched fine 99% silver and patterns will vary - making each piece unique
** 99% fine sterling silver has a higher silver content than traditional sterling silver which is generally .925åÊ
åÊMeet The Artist:
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.