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Moroccan Tuareg Stone Pendant.

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A subtly veined Green Agate Tuareg "tanfouk" (traditionally worn in the hair and probably evolved from the Egyptian Ankh) from Morocco, that we have taken to Indonesia to be hand set for us in a simple Sterling Silver Bale (suspension ring with a  4 x 6 mm opening) allowing easy wear on a cord, leather or chain.

These stones were hand cutt in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in the mid – late 1800’s and traded into Mali, then on into the Sahara. Worn originally  by Tuareg men as  hair decoration for protection.

The stone is plain except for two fine lines which have been incised on both sides.

The Sterling Silver bale is decorated with a single ball on one side, but it is fully reverible and can be worn either way.

Green Agate is a natural Agate that has been permanently dyed green.

We may also have a Carnelian (Red Agate) version of this pendant.

Age: Maybe late last century or this decade. Silver contemporary.

Size: H 50 mm x W 27 mm

Weight: 6 grams.