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Mohamed Almaloud Ag Hamid | by Lilla~Rose
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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

www.jump4timbuktu.org/fairtrade_vision.php

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Taken on July 24, 2011