"> Protective Amulet - Tuareg people, Niger
Protective Amulet - Tuareg people, Niger
Protective Amulet - Tuareg people, Niger
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Protective Amulet - Tuareg people, Niger

$495.00
The nomadic Tuareg of west Africa are considered master craftsmen, especially in the mediums of leather and metal. This large metal amulet is in the shape of a cross and is believed to have protective powers. 6.5"H x 5"W x 2"D
Title: Protective Amulet Material: Tribal silver People: Tuareg Country: Niger Description: The nomadic Tuareg of the Western Sahara desert carry many items of jewelry for protection and guidance. The most well known of these are the Tuareg crosses. Made from parts of silver and tin, these crosses are engraved for protection, incorporating circle or phallus designs, fertility symbols for both sexes and even some with chameleon eyes or jackal tracks to symbolize power. This particular larger cross amulet, was believed to give its wearer protection. Dimensions: 6 1/2" height x 5" width x 2" depth
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