Fine Sterling Silver Turquoise Ingal Earrings - NigerTuareg
These stunning sterling silver earrings are hand made in Niger.
- Approximately 1.5" long, 2 1/4" from ear
- 99% Silver and Turquoise
- Czech Turquoise Matte Glass Trade Beads
** 99% fine sterling silver has a higher silver content than traditional sterling silver which is generally .925
Meet 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 the Blue People of the desert because the indigo dye they use on their garments that stains. The Koumama family collective lives in both Agadez and Niamey, Niger.
Over 50 silversmiths present their artistry. Each piece is hand hammered, beautifully engraved with the symbolism and motif of countless generations. Over 200 people are supported by the sale of this jewelry.