Vintage Fulani/Hausa Tribal Ring, African Sahel
An attractive vintage high-grade silver ring worn by both the Fulani people (also known as Peul, Fulbe) and the Hausa people of the African Sahel (Nigeria, Niger and Mali). This unique heart-shaped ring is heavy. It features copper inlay around which has been creatively etched a floral/leaf design. It has a lovely serrated double band. A very artistic piece with a lovely patina.
High-grade silver & copper
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Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p. 96