Desert Dreams Lapis and Silver Pendant, Necklace and Earring Set
This striking necklace is hand crafted in Niger by Elhadji and the Koumama family collective of artists. They use ancient techniques that begin with melting pure 99.9% silver over charcoal fires to form the individual beads. The pendant is complemented by the lapis and silver necklace. Free-hand engraved symbols are added to the pendant with only simple tools like the file and screw driver. Necklace is topped off with a strong comfortable silver hook clasp.
Dimensions: Necklace measures approximately 14" inches long and the pendant is 3" high by 2" wide.
“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