Pair of Heavy, Solid Cast Bracelets
Tuareg People, Niger
width: 11cm, weight (combined): 488g
These heavy, solid-cast silver bracelets are from the Tuareg people, a nomadic Islamic people of Saharan Africa. The bracelets have been punched with typically Tuareg circular motifs.
The bracelets have clear age, with contours softened from age and use.
One virtue of this pair is that they obviously are a pair.
Heavy silver bracelets such as these would have formed part of a woman’s dowry.
Hagan, H. & L. Myers,
Tuareg Jewelry: Traditional Patterns and Symbols, 2006.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 1349