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A stunning fair trade, beaded and silver alloy corded necklace, with a large silver alloy and warm orange agate pendant which makes a real statement. From a Tuareg village in Niger, this tribal jewellery uses traditional designs invoking good fortune, betrothal and protection through symbols beautifully representing the everyday - including tents, ant tracks, desert winds and food bowls.
Selling this unique jewellery has enabled the village co-operative to build a new well – access to safe drinking water has dramatically reduced the cases of typhoid in the village and, in addition, has led to better livelihoods through the farming of out-of-season crops.
The silver alloy is a copper-silver alloy, with the silver content being between 55 and 75 per cent.
Details will vary slightly owing to the handmade nature of this jewellery.
Pendant width: 5.5 cm
Beaded cord length: 40 cm