Tuareg Tribe Necklaces ~9.4" Tall (New 2024) - Jewelry

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA03427

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Dimensions: H:9.4" W:0.4" L:7.5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.

Tuareg Tribe Necklaces

Traditional Tuareg jewelry-making techniques involve detailed hand-tooling combination of beads, leather and metalwork (silver, brass, and copper). The process is highly skilled, often passed down through generations. Jewelry plays a vital role in Tuareg culture, serving as an indicator of social status, identity, and personal wealth. Tuareg necklaces are often worn during important ceremonies, such as weddings, festivals, and other communal gatherings. They are believed to possess protective qualities and are integral to various traditional practices. The sale of Tuareg jewelry, including leather necklaces, has become an important source of income for Tuareg artisans. This trade helps preserve traditional crafts and supports the economic stability of Tuareg communities.

About the Tribe

The Tuareg people are nomadic people who live across the Sahara Desert, including in the North African countries of Mali, Niger, Libya, Algeria and Chad. They have extensive indigenous knowledge allowing them to survive in one of Earth's most formidable climates. The Tuaregs are part of the Berber group of people, and they are largely Muslim. Like other indigenous peoples of Africa, they are caught between maintaining their traditional livelihoods or accommodating government policies favoring sedentary lifestyles. Another challenge is climate change, which causes droughts and makes it tougher to herd livestock.

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