Tuareg Assrou N’ Swoul (Veil weight)

The phrase assrou n swoul (assrou n’ swoul), is generally translated as “the key which is thrown over the shoulder “.  This elaborate key-like pendant is often worn by wealthier women as a counterweight to keep their head-cloths or robes from being blown away by the Sahara’s winds.  Veil weights are hand-made, using brass, copper, iron, silver.


Measurements | 9″x 2 1/4”


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