Hombori marble bracelet 01.08.1278
In the 19th century, Hombori was known as a major commercial centre, especially for the import of salt, which arrived with caravans from Timbuktu. Livestock was exchanged for fabrics, and slave trading occurred. Hombori produced feathers, ostrich eggs and large amount of stone artefacts. Stone bracelet production in Hombori, especially in the 20th century, was flourishing and supported a huge exchange network. The area is mainly populated by the Songhaï, a pastoral and sedentary tribe.