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Old African Tuareg Tribal Jewelry One-of-a-Kind Necklace

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Price: $188.00
Item Number: INH-4448-Nk

Unusual Old Silver and Carnelian Tuareg Pendant Necklace

This old one-of-a-kind Tuareg carnelian ring-pendant necklace was handcrafted during the early 1900's in by African tribal jewelry artisans.

The Tuareg are a widely dispersed nomadic tribal group living in Northern Africa. They have a unique culture with distinctive jewelry traditions that are among the most highly regarded in the world. 

The chain was made with black onyx beads interspersed with traditional Tuareg silver spacers. A simple clasp completes the back. There is a warm age patina giving the old pendant a glow that only the passage of time can create.

This collectible Old African Tuareg necklace is in excellent condition. It was sturdily handcrafted of silver and carved carnelian; it does not bend. The artisan signed on the back with the traditional Tuareg hallmark.

The chain was made with black onyx beads interspersed with traditional Tuareg silver spacers. A simple clasp completes the back. There is a warm age patina giving the old pendant a glow that only the passage of time can create.

About TUAREG: The African Tuareg consist of widely dispersed nomadic tribes known for their great noble bearing. They are said to refer to themselves as the "First People," claiming to have inhabited their region for eons, and well before all others - a claim, incidentally, that history supports. 

The Tuareg are undisputed masters of the desert, skillfully venturing with aplomb where others could not survive. Men and women hold equal rank with Tuareg society.  

Measurements (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
     Pendant Size = 1-5/8 inches wide x 2-1/4 inches long 
    Necklace Length = 18 inches around neckline 
    Weight = 0.9 oz
    Shipping weight = 7 oz

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