Mohamed Almaloud Ag Hamid
Mohamed is a Tuareg artisan from Mali and was demonstrating traditional silver smithing techniques passed down through the generations.His colleague was also named Mohamed. I first saw these gentlemen at breakfast in the typically english teashop on site at Art In Action-I looked up from my coffee and saw them enter in their robes and headdresses -magnificent ! so I arranged to visit them later on their demonstration stand-which was a genuine Tuareg tent erected inside the marquee where they sat on carpets on the ground making this wonderful silver jewellery with a few simple tools..marvellous !
I have learnt more about their fair trade jewellery and how they are trying to help their community here