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Talhakimt / tanfouk
SOVA: Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
Africa| Wodaabe woman (aka Bororo) only Fulbe group to preserve the ancient nomadic tradition. Earrings made from the rare and unusual Talhakimt pendants. These are Bohemian glass trade beads manufactured to imitate earlier stone and metal currency objects of the Tuareg's of the northern Sahara. They are likely to have been produced in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Photo taken in Chadawanka village, Niger by Eliot Elisofon, in 1971.
Witchy Collection — Sweet 1985
Wealthy women from Mali who wears glass and carnelian tanfouk (Talhakimt) pendants in her hair, smaller versions of the Agadez cross and silver sings set with carnelians (traditionally men's finger rings), all of which are Tuareg in design. | © Angela Fisher, 1987