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Barchakaya Cross Necklace

$ 200.00

The elegant Barchakaya Cross Necklace is handcrafted in Niger by the master silversmiths of the Tuareg Koumama family collective. The artists start with 99.99% pure silver and melt it down to  form the intricate cross design. Engraving detail is added using only simple tools like the file and screwdriver. The necklace is accented with silver and onyx beads. This cross is the symbol for the city of Barchakaya in Niger. Lays comfortably at most necklines and closes with a simple silver hook clasp at the back.

Dimensions: Necklace measure 18 inches long.


“Each piece of Tuareg jewelry helps provide the artisans with the blessings of food and culture and the wearer of the jewelry a sense of beauty and pride.” 
- Elhadji Koumama of Tuareg Jewelry, Niger


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