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Tuareg Jeweler of the Desert

Most of us don’t realize the rich history of jewelry making. In communities throughout the world and through time, the jeweler was considered a powerful craftsperson, imbued with magical traits. This video exemplifies this tradition. Makes you think twice when you visit the jeweler!


Here’s an excerpt from a documentary about Ehadji Koumama, a Tuareg jeweler of the desert, and a demonstration of making silver jewelry in the lost wax method.