Elhadji Koumama: Elhadji Mohamed Koumama is a member of the Tuareg nomadic group in Niger. Elhadji was born into the tradition of making fine silver jewelry, passed down from his father.
Tuareg Jewelry: The Koumama family of Niger has been making jewelry for more than 25 generations. They are famous for their high quality hand crafted jewelry - using 99.99% pure fine silver, ebony and semi precious stones.
Who are the Tuareg?: The traditionally nomadic Tuareg are indigenous to the Sahara desert. They are often called “the Blue People of the desert” due to the indigo dye they use on their garments that stains their skin. The Koumama family collective lives in both Agadez and Niamey, Niger.
Craft: Over 50 silversmiths present their artistry. Each piece is hand hammered, beautifully engraved with the symbolism and motifs of countless generations. Over 200 people are supported by the sale of this jewelry.
The website updates once a month. Additional pieces are often available but not yet on the website.
Wholesale pricing is available for retail brick and mortar businesses with resale license number, minimum opening purchase of $500. Tuareg jewelry is handled by Marie Flaherty owner of Native and Satuit Trading Company.
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