Pair of early 20th century Tsabit earrings from the Tuareg people of the Sahara. The earrings are made from solid silver alloy and are intricately decorated with stamped and etched patterns. The earrings were worn as an obvious sign of wealth.
Inner diameter: 1 1/2" 3.8cm Diameter: 1 7/8" 4.75cm Width of knob: 3/4" 2cm Wire thickness: 3/16" 5mm Combined weight: 86g The last photo shows how these earrings were traditionally worn; not the items listed for sale.. See'Africa Adorned' by Angela Fisher p. All items are 100% authentic and vintage items will have been previously worn, often in a traditional environment. Every effort has been made to describe any significant flaws in both words and pictures in the listings however a certain amount of wear should always be expected.
Handmade items should also be expected to contain irregularities which I believe adds to their character and does not detract in any way from their quality. The item "Pair of antique vintage stamped silver Tuareg tsabit earrings from Niger T05" is in sale since Tuesday, December 6, 2016.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\African\Other African Jewelry". The seller is "mercatosix" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.