Pure silver Tuareg bracelet. Engraved inside and outside with a 35 mm width, the piece was crafted by Tuareg artisans in eThnoPur workshop in Niger.
Made with traditional tools and techniques, this bracelet is a unique piece of trully quality craftmanship.
Inspiration: The profession of Enad, the smith, was traditionally inherited from father to son within the Tuareg society. For centuries, the Tuareg smiths were, and still are today, exceptional artisans. Sitting in front of their house on a natte, a mat made of reed or palm fibres, richly decorated with leather strands of goat or camel skin, they handled very rustic tools to create pieces of great quality with magnificent finishing. Izazzawan, the files, and Issimirmar, a pointy tool for engravings, were fabricated by the smiths themselves, such as all tools, including those that were the most difficult to make. The severe nomad life did not allow anything superfluous or unnecessary. Everything, even the heavy anvil -tuwint- had to be transportable. They were packed in leather bags, to be carried on a camel’s back. Upon arrival, the tuwint was buried into the ground by attaching a big piece of wood to it. .