Desert Moon Earrings

Handmade in Niger1301610

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Hand engraved silver crescents gleam like a desert moon in these beautiful earrings. Gracefully designed in the tradition of Tuareg ceremonial jewelry. The Tuareg are found in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Chad. Traditionally nomadic herders of the North and West African deserts, some Tuareg now cultivate crops in fertile oases, or work as traders.

Size and Details

  • Sterling Silver
  • 2Lx1W inches
  • Made in Niger

UPC Code: 732919471823

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  • One of a kind.
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    These earrings are totally fab. I've never seen metalwork that could quite match the unusual hammered designs that typifies the work of the Tuareg. Pure silver, not too big or too small, can dress them up or down. Far from being generic run-of-the-mill jewelry that you'll see just anywhere walking ...

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Union of Peasants for Self Development

Union of Peasants for Self Development

Artisans working with the Union of Peasants for Self Development (UPAP) make traditional Tuareg leather handicrafts and silver jewelry. The Tuareg, nomadic herders of Saharan north and west Africa, now also work as traders or cultivate crops in fertile oases. Tuareg artisans of UPAP use income from craft production to supplement their subsistence farming and other livelihoods.

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  • One of a kind.

    . . . . .

    These earrings are totally fab. I've never seen metalwork that could quite match the unusual hammered designs that typifies the work of the Tuareg. Pure silver, not too big or too small, can dress them up or down. Far from being generic run-of-the-mill jewelry that you'll see just anywhere walking down the street. I was given them as a gift by my manager and absolutely love them. Not too heavy either...my mum might need a pair!

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