Gan Bronze Necklace – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Bronze, agate, carnelian and glazed terracotta beads. The necklace is cm. 42,0 in length (16.54"). The snake is Cm. 7,4 high x 12,9 width (2.91" x 5.08"); Gr. 197,0 (6.95 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan - la...

Old Chaplet – Tasbih – Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Wood. Cm 38,5 in length (15.6″) ; gr. 71,8 (2.53 oz.). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it’s also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic...

Fine Tuareg Talisman – Tanfouk – Niger

Agate, silver. Grams 30,4 (1.07 oz); cm. 11,8 x 4,8 (4.65” x 1.89”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, the Tuareg...

Old Karamojong Necklace – Uganda

1970'. Old glass beads. The necklace is approx. cm. 25,0 in lenght (9.84"); grams 95,7 (3.38 oz.). The Karamojong are an ethnic group of agro-pastoral living mainly in the north-east of Uganda. Their language is also known as Karamojong and is part of the Nile-Saharan language group. The main livelihood activity of...