Tuareg Cross

Tuareg Crosses – Tahoua – Niger

Tuareg Crosses – Tahoua – Niger

1960-1970. Silver, wool grams 33,6 (1.18 oz). Each cross is cm. 7,0 x 4,1 (2.75” x 1.61”). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from hostile supernatural forces that inhabit the surrounding […]

Tuareg Cross – Tahoua – Niger

Tuareg Cross – Tahoua – Niger

1960-1970. Silver, grams 8,3 (0.29 oz) – cm. 6,7 x 4,1 (2.63” x 1.61”). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from hostile supernatural forces that inhabit the surrounding […]

Tuareg Cross – Ifèrouane – Niger

Tuareg Cross – Ifèrouane – Niger

Mid 20th century. Silver, gr 17,5 (0.61 oz) – cm. 8,8 x 4,5 (3.46” x 1.77”). Piece decorated on both sides. The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from […]

Tuareg Leather Talisman – Agadez Cross – Niger

Tuareg Leather Talisman – Agadez Cross – Niger

Leather, shell, Agadez Cross (silver). The talisman is cm. 11,2 x cm. 5,2 (4.40″ x 2.04″). Grams 47,0 (1.65″). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by […]

Tuareg Cross – Abalak – Niger

Tuareg Cross – Abalak – Niger

Tribal metal, glass beads, gr 52,6 (1.85 oz). The Abalak cross is cm. 10,7 x 6,5 (4.21″ x 2.55″). The necklace is cm. cm. 49,5 long (19.48″). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an […]

Tuareg Cross – IN GALL – Niger

Tuareg Cross – IN GALL – Niger

  1970′. Silver, red glass gr. 18,3 (0.64 oz) – cm. 6,8 x 4,0 (2.67” x 1.57”). Koranic inscriptions. Signed piece. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western  Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, […]

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