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Tuareg Tchatchat Bracelet

  • Tchatchat bracelet
Price:
$40.00
SKU:
Item 031A
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Shipping:
$5.50 (Fixed shipping cost)
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)
Quantity:


Product Description

Tuareg jewelry design varies from one Tuareg province to another. Tradition, individual preference and social levels often dictate the specific unique styling of each region. One commonality among the Tuareg jewelers is the use of silver. Silver is the metal of choice for desert dwellers. Silver is considered to be pure, a talisman of good luck and it is believed to be the metal of the “Prophet.“ The item on display is a trademark of the Ullimeden group of Tuareg. The fine necklace with geometrically shaped silver pendants, called tchatchat, are worn traditionally by women and girls. The pendants are abstract representations of Saharan clay dolls with fat bottoms and open arms that symbolize fertility. The tchatchat are interpersed between well formed beads and silver cylindrical dividers called 'Ismana'. These are very attractive, well crafted selections of pure African silver. Each item is over 12 years old.

This bracelet features 5 silver dangles called tchatchat that are thought to ensure fertility. Each individual tchatchat has classic Tuareg etchings. These pieces have been strung upon a chain made of dark red beaded beads with 8 tiny silver balls spaced between.

Red beaded bracelet is sold out. Available with black beads only!

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Dimensions: The bracelet when open is 7 3/4 inches long including the silver clasp. This selection will fit an adults small wrist perfectly. 

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