Africa: Ethnology
Tuareg Ornaments II
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace with a "tanfouk" tip made of brown carnelian/agate, mounted in silver.

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

The necklace consists of black glass beads (3,5 and 4 mm), long silver beads "ismana" (ca.11 mm) and octaeder beads (2,5 mm) of silver.

Dimensions (LxBxT):

Pendant ca. 73/87x45x9 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 495 mm

Total Weight: ca. 52,1 g

You can open the necklace.

sold
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AFRICA:

Typical talisman box, "tcherot", as used by women and men of the Kel Air and Fulani tribes. Front side manufactured from silver sheet, rear side of sheet iron. Mounting with black wool strings and coloured leather tapes.

Very nice condition!

Dimensions of box (HxBxT):

88x80x16 mm

length of suspension:

ca. 660 mm

€ 247.-
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AFRICA:

Upper:

Turban talisman box, "tcherot". Front side manufactured from brass sheet, rear side of sheet iron.

Rare!

Dimensions (HxBxT):

74x67x9 mm

Down:

Turban talisman box, "tcherot". Front side manufactured from silver sheet, rear side of iron sheet.

Rare!

Dimensions (HxBxT):

59x63x7 mm

€ 197.-
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Picture Nr.2
AFRICA:

Typical Ullimeden Tuareg earrings, "tsabit" or "schizabatan" of silver.

These earrings are a definite prosperity indicator for the person wearing them.

Traditional payment.

Picture Nr.1

Diameter ca. 53 mm

Total Weight: 56,5 g

Picture Nr.2 (smaller ones, good silver!)

Diameter ca. 38 mm

Total Weight: 34,0 g

Bild Nr.1 € 95.-

Bild Nr.2 € 180.-

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AFRICA:

Typical necklace, type "takassa", of the Kel Air Tuareg with long silver beads "ismana" and a centric silver pendant "lahia". Others with black glass beads.

You can open the necklace.

€ 147.-
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AFRICA:

Typical Tuareg necklace with crescent-shaped silver pendant. Rest with silver- and black glass beads.

Pendant diameter: 55 mm

Total weight: 37 g

You can open the necklace.

sold
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Picture No.2
Picture No.3
AFRICA:

Rings- ring pendants of silver, as mostly worn by the Kanuri-Shuwa- and Fulani tribes. These rings will be used as pendant, fingerring, toe ring and as hair ornament by women and men.

Outer diameter: 30-40 mm.

Weight: 12-38 g

Prices see pictures

picture 3, No.4 sold

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Front View
Back View
AFRICA:

Old tuareg ear pendants made of silver with 14/13 loose hanging rings.

The front is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

Rare!

Dimensions (LxB):

ca. 55x14 mm,

Total Weight (both): 48,0 g

€ 160.-
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Group of finger- toe rings of silver.

Down, on the right and on the left: 2 "in gall" rings with red glass "mekkawi".

Group of finger- toe rings of silver, with carnelian inserts "tanfouk".
2 Bell (rattle) rings of silver
AFRICA:

Jewellery rings "tisek", made of silver, are spread to all Tuareg tribes in most various types. They will be used as fingerring, hair ornament, pendants and even as toe rings.

€ 80.- up to

€ 120.- each

At interest, please, request detailed supply.

lower picture, "tisek" Rings with "tanfouk"

Item. 1- 8

€ 75.- each

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AFRICA:

Zinder crosses "tenelit", which means "a little millet". The Zinder crosses are made of silver, but mostly of bad quality. They are the "small change" of the Tuareg people.

Traditional payment.

Dimensions: ca. 34-40 mm.

Weight: ca. 8-13 g

€ 20.- each

last pieces!

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AFRICA:

Bracelets of solid silver cast.

Dimensions (DxH): ca. 49-52x20-23 mm.

Weight: ca. 29-45 g

€ 110.- each
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AFRICA:

Bracelets made of silver sheet, with fastener.

Dimensions (DxH): ca. 58x25, respt. 58x18 mm.

Weight: ca. 18-24 g

€ 120.- each
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AFRICA:

Tuareg necklace type "egourou" with long silver beads "ismana" (12x2 mm) and octaeder beads (3x3,5 mm) of silver.

In the middle, a big engraved Silver Pendant (ca. 57x65 mm).

Rest with black/red glas beads of different size ( 3,5/5 mm).

Necklace length (single length):

540 mm

Total weight: ca. 42 g

necklace cannot be opened.

€ 315.-
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AFRICA:

Girls necklace of Ullimeden Tuareg, type "chatchat". Ornamented silver pendants, black octaeder glass beads (with some clear glass beads) and long silver beads (16 mm) "ismana", put together to triangles.

Dimensions (LxB):

Silver Pendants ca. 23x14 mm,

Necklace length (single length) ca. 310 mm

Total weight: 10,7 g

You can open the necklace.

€ 110.-
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace made of silver alloy with a two-part (moveable to each other) pendant and a "tanfouk" tip made of brown carnelian/agate.

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

The necklace consists of black glass beads (ca. 3 and 6,5 mm), long silver beads "ismana" (ca.12 mm) and octaeder beads (3,5 mm) of silver.

Very nice work!

Measurements (BxH):

Pendant ca. 90x120 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 440 mm

Toal Weight: ca. 60 g

You can open the necklace.

€ 270.-
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upper view
middle view
down view
AFRICA:

In sandwich technique expensely worked, key shaped pendant, "assrou n´swoul" (The key which will be thrown over the shoulder).

Rear side of sheet iron, front side brass-, copper and silver layers.

These supporters are carried by the Tuareg Targia as counterbalance at the clothing.

Dimensions (LxB): 245x49 mm

Weight: 98 gAlte Tuaregkette mit einem 2 teiligen (untereinander beweglich) Anhänger aus einer Silberlegierung.

€ 225.-
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Rear view of the pins, each with "tifinagh" signature of the smith who has produced them, or the name of the owner.
AFRICA:

On the front beautifully decorated Tuareg hairpins of silver.

Traditional payment.

Dimensions (LxB):

ca. 142x70 mm

Weight:

20-24 g

€ 195.- each
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AFRICA:

Typical talisman box, "tcherot", as used by women and men of the Kel Air and Fulani tribes. The pendant has centrically a deep blue inlay from glass or dyed stone. The backside ist signed with "tifinagh" inscription.

The necklace is made of beads (4 and 5 mm) from black glass- and long silver beads (ca. 14 mm) type "ismana".

Dimensions (LxBxT):

Pendant ca. 80x73,5x11,5 mm,

Necklace length (single length): 540 mm

Weight: 59 g

Necklace cannot be opened.

sold
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Front and Back View
AFRICA:

Large "tisek" ring with carnelian "tanfuk" stone made of silver.

These rings are spread to all Tuareg tribes in most various types.

They will be used as fingerring, hair ornament, pendants and even as toe rings.

Measurements (LxBxT):

55x35x11 mm

Ring inner diameter: ca.20 mm

Weight: ca. 16 g.

very nice work!

€ 175.-
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace with a two-part (moveable to each other) pendant from a silver alloying.

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

The necklace consists of black glass beads (4,5 and 3 mm) and long silver beads "ismana" (15 mm).

Measurements (BxH):

Pendant ca. 79x84 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 440 mm

Toal Weight: ca. 26 g

You can open the necklace.

€ 160.-
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AFRICA:

Talisman box, "tcherot", as used by women and men of the Kel Air and Fulani tribes. Front side manufactured from silver sheet, rear side of sheet iron. Adjustable leather suspension with 4 neolithic carnelian beads.

Dimensions (HxBxT):

61x62x11 mm,

pendant ca. 90x100 mm,

€ 165.-
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AFRICA:

Old tuareg necklace with a two-part (moveable to each other) pendant from a silver alloying.

The pendant is decorated with the typical Tuareg engraving work.

The necklace consists of black glass beads (ca. 4 mm), long silver beads "ismana" (ca. 20 mm).

Dimensions (LxBxT):

Pendant ca. 86x80x2 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 510 mm

Toal Weight: ca. 37 g

You can open the necklace.

sold
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AFRICA:

Necklace with pendant made of silver alloy with a pendant in shape of a "zinder cross" (these crosses are used for small payment of the tuareg tribes)

The down part of the pendant is made in sandwich technic, wood-metal.

The necklace consists of black glass beads (ca. 5,5 mm), long silver beads "ismana" (ca. 12 mm).

Dimensions (LxBxD):

Pendant ca. 76x28,5x1/6 mm,

Necklace length (single length): ca. 510 mm

Total Weight: ca. 60 g

You can open the necklace.

€ 140.-
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