Africa: Ethnology
Tuareg Ornaments I
Note:

The offered ornament pieces are old/antique and used single items; no tourist- or order products. Because each ornament is an hand made original, small deviations to the illustration are possible at delivery.

Silver content of items are between 35-90% Ag.

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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Front View
Detail View of fine engraving work with copper decoration
Back View with Tifinagh Signature
AFRICA:

Typical talisman box, "tcherot", as used by women and men of the Kel Air Tuareg Tribes and the Fulani.

Front- and back side are manufactured from good silver sheet. Suspension with black single strings of thin leather strings.

The Front is decorated with copper plates.

The pendant is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work and signed on the back in "tifinagh".

Very nice condition!

Dimensions of box (HxBxT):

88x80x16 mm

length of suspension:

ca. 800 mm

Total weight: ca. 93 g

You cannot open the suspension.

€ 325.-
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AFRICA:

A pair of silver upper arm bracelets.

Diameter:

85/86 mm

Total weight:

133 g

€ 270.-

each pair

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AFRICA:

Bracelets made of silver metal, partial covered with rune similar signs. Some show inscriptions of the manufacturer/owner? Today these bracelets are not produced any more!

Outer diameter from 70 to 85 mm.

Weight: ca. 20 g

Pos. A

€ 120.-

each, with inscription

€ 95.-

each, without inscription

Pos. B

€ 90.-

each

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General View
Detail View upper "corcoro"
Detail View down "corcoro"
AFRICA:

2 old tuareg amulets type "corcoro".

These amulets are worn by men of Tuareg Tribes in the Air mountain region.

These amulets are consisting of good silver and are decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

Measurements (LxD):

upper ca. 110x20/23 mm,

down ca. 133x21/23 mm

Weight:

upper ca. 40,5 g

down ca. 45,7

each

€ 375.-

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AFRICA:

Old "Hombori" bracelet made of stone, mainly worn at the upper arm by the Tuareg people. They are already produced since generations in the area around Hombori for the Tuareg and sold to them. The material is a soapstone from the Air mountains.

Outer diameter: 100-117 mm

Weight: 160-180 g and more.

€ 60.-

each

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Front View
Back View
AFRICA:

Old tuareg ear pendants made of silver.

The front is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

The long silver beads (ca. 11 mm) type "ismana" and the black glass beads are hanging moveable.

Measurements (LxB):

ca. 54x28 mm

Total Weight (both): ca. 7,6 g

€130.-
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AFRICA:

Mauritanian anklet "khalakahl", made of solid silver. Prosperity indicator with money- and exchange function, traditional means of payment.

Dimensions (BxH): 88x74 mm

Opening between the balls, ca. 33 mm

Ball diameter: 22 mm

Weight: ca. 207 g

sold
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AFRICA:

Mauritanian anklet "khalakahl", made of aluminium.

Dimensions (BxH): 110x97 mm

Inner measurements: ca. 95/65 mm

Ball diameter: 33 mm

Opening between balls: ca. 40 mm, you can change distance a little by bending.

Weight: 188 g

sold
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AFRICA:

The "chomeissa", a typical woman ornament of the Tuareg and Bella tribes. The pendant consist of 5 shell- or bone plates sticked on the leather pendant.

This ornament for a Targia is so important, that an idiom says, she would prefer to go naked, than without a "chomeissa".

€ 150.-

each

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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg solid silver bracelet with heart motive, inside heavy silver chloride patination.

Outer diameter: 60 mm, inside ca. 54 mm.

Weight: 28,3 g

sold
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AFRICA:

4 old Agadez crosses made of good silver, pulled up on a black wool string.

In this way they were frequently used around the neck by the women of the eastern Awelimmiden tribes as ornament and traditional payment.

The wool string is torn in half.

Dimensions of single cross (HxB):

ca. 75x40 mm

sold
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AFRICA:

Old Agadez crosses made of silver.

Weight: ca. 9,4-11,5 g

€ 120.- each

No.2 sold

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AFRICA:

The carnelian pendant "tanfouk" will be used of almost all tuareg tribes. The first pendants came from India and later, up to the 20th century A.D., were also produced in Idar Oberstein, Germany. The pendants were manufactured in different sizes. They were carried mainly as chest- and hair ornament.

Dimensions (HxBxT):

ca. 112x48x4,5 mm

Weight: ca. 27 g

€ 55.-

with leather suspension

more Information

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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg back pendant "schirot" with original suspension from leather. Front side manufactured from silver sheet, rear side of sheet iron. Rattle sheets made of tin andBack 3 french coins dating 1924, 1937 und 1938.

Dimensions (HxBxT): ca. 123x165x6 mm.

€ 210.-
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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg cross made of silver, type "In Waggeur".

New on stock, picture only similar!

Dimensions (HxB): approx. 77-80x31-37 mm.

Weight: approx. 11-14 g

€ 125.-
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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg crosses made of silver, type "Agadez".

Weight: ca. 7,4-7,8 g

€ 115.-
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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg crosses made of silver, type "Agadez".

€ 120.- each

No. 3 sold

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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg cross made of silver, type "Tahoua".

Dimensions (HxB):

76x45 mm,

Weight: 9,1 g

sold
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AFRICA:

Old Tuareg crosses made of silver, type "Agadez".

Dimensions (HxB):

No.1: ca. 68x41 mm, Weight 10,0 g

No.2: ca. 63x46 mm, Weight 9,0 g

No.1

€ 160.-

No.2 sold

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AFRICA:

Ethiopia, Rashaida armlets of silver metal.

Above, outer/inner diameter:

95/66 mm

Weight: 51,8 g

Down, outer/inner diameter:

108/70 mm

Weight: 65 g

Above

€ 185.-

Down

€ 220.-

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Back View

AFRICA:

Typical talisman box, "tcherot", as used by women and men of the Kel Air and Fulani tribes.

The pendant has centrically a dark brown inlay from glass or dyed stone. The backside ist signed with "tifinagh" inscription.

The necklace is made of beads (ca. 4 mm) from black glass- and long silver beads (ca. 11 mm) type "ismana".

Dimensions (BxH):

Pendant ca. 75x81 mm,

Necklace length (single length): 600 mm

Weight: 61 g

Necklace cannot be opened.

€ 195.-
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace with a silver pendant.

The pendant consists of good silver and is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work and signed on the back in "tifinagh".

The necklace consists of ovoid black glass beads (ca.4,5/5,5 mm), long silver beads "ismana" (ca.16 mm) and octaeder beads (ca.4 mm) of silver.

Very nice Work!

Dimensions (BxH):

Pendant ca. 34x46 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 380 mm

Total Weight: ca. 34 g

You can open the necklace.

sold
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace with a pendant of silver alloy.

The pendant is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

The necklace is made of black glass beads (6 and 3 mm) and long silver beads (ca.15 mm) type "ismana".

Dimensions (LxBxT):

Pendant ca. 77x50x14 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 450 mm

Total weight: ca. 82 g

You can open the necklace.

€ 125.-
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Front View
Back View

AFRICA:

Old tuareg ear pendants made of silver.

The front is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

Dimensions (LxB):

ca. 67x45 mm,

Total Weight (both): 12,1 g

€ 130.-
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