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Zinder Double-Sided Pendant

$ 350.00

The gorgeous Ebony and Silver Double-Sided Pendant is two necklaces in one. Handcrafted by the master silversmiths of the Tuareg Koumama family collective in Niger it is a stunning example of the exquisite hand engraving achieved with simple hand tools and ancient techniques. The artists cut and sand tiny pieces of ebony wood to inlay into the pendant. The high polished finish comes from the 99.9% pure silver, melted over traditional charcoal fires and worked with simple hand tools and generations old techniques. On the reverse side is a simple and classic pattern without Ebony for two different and unique styles. The traditional motifs represent Niger community life. The circle shapes represent the sun and the triangle shapes are a traditional symbol in for good luck. The women in the community finish the necklace by stringing it on 4 black leather cords which closes with a simple silver hook clasp at the back.  

Dimensions: Necklace measures 16 inches long and pendant has a diameter of 2 inches.

“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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