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Tuareg Cross of Agadez

Price: $145.00

MATERIAL: Tribal silver
PEOPLE: Tuareg
COUNTRY: Niger and Sahel region
DESCRIPTION: The nomadic Tuareg of the Western Sahara Desert carry many items of jewelry for protection
& guidance. The crosses are named after oasis towns. The most well known of these are the
Tuareg crosses made from silver & sometimes tin. They are created using the lost wax casting
method. These crosses are passed from father to son, when the son reaches puberty. The father
would say “my son, I give you the 4 corners of the world.”
This is an old, and well weathered/worn one.
Dimensions: 3" x 1 3/4" wide

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