Africa | Pair of anklets ~ 'khalkhal'; Silver gilt with cloisonné, enamel and pastes. Algeria, ca 1838 | The design of such anklets varied from city to city. The donor of this pair reported that these were made in El Golea, a town in central Algeria, but were acquired further north, in Ghardaïa.
Necklace | Moussa Albaka ~ a leading Tuareg jeweler based in Mali. Handcrafted sterling silver Cross of the Agadez combined with wooden beads inlaid with silver and copper | Originally these crosses were passed down from father to son. The father would say to the son, “My son, I give you the four corners of the world, because one can not know where one will die.”