Tuareg silver comes in various silver contents, these are not sterling, more of a coin grade metal with indeterminable silver content. The earrings are approx 1 3/4" tall & 6G, approx 1/8" and weigh approx 26-28 grams each. They have the traditional faceted & incised knobs. As is the case with many nomadic people, jewelry helps define social status and prestige of the Tuareg women.
**PLEASE NOTE!!!***These earrings have defects as shown in photographs, the smaller of the two defects on one earring is fairly smooth, but the larger does stand up & is sharp enough to cut the ear. I would recommend taking these to a metal smith to fix before trying to wear!!** The earrings are priced accordingly for these defects.
The Tuareg are a traditionally nomadic people who have lived throughout the Sahara for centuries. The Tuareg (also Twareg or Touareg, Berber: Imuhagh, besides regional ethnyms) are a Berber nomadic pastoralist people. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel.
The older tribal pieces have been worn & reflect years of loving use. You can expect worn fabric, an occasional missing bell, stone or coin, dings & dents. This patina is part of their attraction & beauty. These pieces have a wonderful folkloric look & are perfect for tribal belly dancers or accoutrements to wear at burning man or other festivals!
I have more traditional Tuareg pieces including more Tsabatine earrings. If you are interested in a specific gauge, please convo me. I have more in 14-6 gauge, mostly in the 10-8 gauge range. I have single tsabatine earrings in very large gauge that would be great worn as earrings or as pendants. I also have more Tribal belly dance Pieces available, please ask if you are looking for something in particular!
Earrings will be shipped via insured first class mail unless otherwise requested.
I am happy to combine shipping for multiple items! The combined shipping costs are based on the purchase of the same size items, so if you purchase a smaller item, the shipping will be less.