Tuareg silver key, assrou n’swoul

Regular price £120.00

An authentic silver Tuareg key called assrou n’ swoul - literally meaning ‘the key thrown over the shoulder’. This type of key is used by many Tuareg women as a counterweight that is attached to the back of their veil to keep it in place. This one has ancient Berber Tifinagh script on the reverse. A lovely item.

Date:

Second half 20th century

Material:

Silver

Dimensions:

17.6 cm (h) x 4.9 cm (w)

Weight:

50.0 g

Ref:

KEY-700

References:

Grammet, I. and Meersman, M. (1998). Splendeurs du Maroc. Tervuren (Belgique): Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, p 277.


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