Necklace (chatchat) - 2012.90.43_1


Necklace (chatchat)

Maker: Sidi Oumba, Tuareg
Medium:Stone, thread, metal
Geography: Azel, Niger
Date: 2001
20 x 6 cm
Object number: 2012.90.43
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA black beaded necklace with six black stone pendants. Each pendant is triangular shaped and decorated with identical white geometric engraving. This type of necklace is called a chatchat, in reference to the triangular pendants that compose it. Some scholars have suggested that the pendants may represent little dolls. These chatchats are among the first items of jewellery given to girls.
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