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208 Tuareg Carnelian Ring

Large Silver Carnelian Ring

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Comment by Dayna Griego on April 17, 2017 at 14:44

Yes, I think so too Cordelia. I did purchase it in the market in Nouakchott in the early 1980s.  Thanks for your comment.

Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on April 17, 2017 at 14:42

Thanks for your comment, I think you are right, Dayna, its not a classic Tuareg ring, more Mauritanian with its granulation

Comment by Dayna Griego on April 15, 2017 at 18:46

I have found a photo of a similar ring to this one...much newer than my example....It is on page 220 of Africa Adorned.  The photo is of the hands and feet of a Guedra dancer in Mauritania.  The design is the same but details are slightly different.

Comment by Dayna Griego on January 21, 2013 at 15:08

Hello Ait Ouakli,

Thanks  for your comment about this ring.  I bought this ring in the bead market in Nouackchott, Mauritania in the early 1980s.  I was told by the ladies in the market that it was Tuareg,  Maybe I need to do some research on it.

Comment by ait ouakli on January 21, 2013 at 8:13

Hello Dayna.

nice ring you added here. are you sure it is tuareg ?  i actualy dont know this shape as tuareg

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