Large vintage coin silver Tuareg earring pair - Niger
This vintage pair of Tuareg earrings is unique and unusual. Virtually all jewelry worn by African tribal people traditionally serves a protective function, assuring the good health, safety and success of him (or her) who wears it. Although its exact age is not known, it clearly was used a long time before we bought it. We call the metal “coin silver” because the source of all silver used in African jewelry is coins melted down. The silver content is variable but would rarely approach sterling.
3 1/8 x 1 1/2" (8 x 4 cm)