Vintage Saharawi Silver Bangles, Pair, High Grade Silver, 50 Grams, 6.5 cm Diameter
These are a very beautiful high grade silver pair of Sahrawi bangles.
The modern Saharawi are thus mainly Berber with Arabs as an additional ethnicity. The people inhabits the westernmost Sahara desert, in the area of modern Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara, and parts of Algeria. (Some tribes would also traditionally migrate into northern Mali and Niger, or even further along the Saharan caravan routes.)
As with most Saharan peoples, the tribes reflect a highly mixed heritage, combining Berber, Arab, and other influences, including ethnic and cultural characteristics found in many ethnic groups of the Sahel.
There is a high level of craftsmanship to create these bangles with granulation and applied units around the bangle, all individually applied.
They are comfortable to wear. My wrist with a tape measures at 15.5cm (6 1/8") around the wrist. To place on they slip over the hand quite freely.
Sold only as a pair.
Inside diameter: 6.5 cm (2 1/2")
Height of the bracelet: 5mm (3 1/16")
Weight No. 1 25 grams
Weight No. 2: 25 grams
Total Weight: 50 Grams (1.76 oz.)
Tested for High Grade Silver, 92.5% approx.