Tuareg Ebony & Coin Silver Cuff Bracelet
Our unusual bracelet fuses elegant fashion with exotic elements to create a statement that's chic and global all at once. Handmade in Mali, it features ebony wood details inlaid into a bracelet made from recycled coins by Tuareg silversmiths.
Tuareg is a term used to identify numerous groups of nomadic peoples of the Sahara Desert who share a common language and history. Since they travel much of the year, the Tuareg don't carry many large possessions, instead concentrating the majority of their wealth into small items such as jewelry.
- Silver & wood
- Approximately 7" around (17.8 cm)
- Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Mali
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November 5, 2013 - attractive
July 12, 2013 - Beautiful bracelet!
June 13, 2013 - really lovely. It made a good gift to myself!
May 26, 2013 - I bought this as a gift for a young male friend who typically does not wear/like jewelry, but he found this piece very much to his liking. Its workmanship is solid and his wrist fills it out handsomely.
December 5, 2012 - I caught this on sale and gave it to my sister for a present. She loves it and wears it all the time - it goes with everything.
Artisan: Tuareg peoples, Africa
Tuareg is a term used to identify numerous groups of nomadic peoples of the Sahara Desert who share a common language and history.
The Tuareg are matrilineal, meaning that issues such as inheritance and nobility are passed down through the mother's side. Because of this, Tuareg women hold unusually autonomous positions in their society. Since they travel much of the year, the Tuareg don't carry many large possessions, instead concentrating the majority of their wealth into small items such as jewelry.
For millennia, Tuareg caravans have crossed the Sahara, connecting the Mediterranean coast of Africa to great trade centers on the southern edge of the desert. The Tuareg people continue to make jewelry and crafts in much the same way that they have for generations.