Tuareg Kitab – 2.25″ x 2.25″


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Northern Algeria: The Tuareg are a traditionally nomadic people who have lived throughout the Sahara. Tuareg jewelry is embellished with techniques that include chasing (engraving), repousse, and stamped designs.

The Tuareg (also Twareg or Touareg, Berber: Imuhagh, besides regional ethnyms) are a Berber nomadic pastoralist people. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.

Much Tuareg art is in the form of jewelry, leather and metal saddle decorations called trik, and finely crafted swords. The Inadan community makes traditional handicrafts. Among their products are: tanaghilt or zakkat (the ‘Agadez Cross’ or ‘Croix d’Agadez’); the Tuareg Takoba, many gold and silver-made necklaces called ‘Takaza’; and earrings called ‘Tizabaten’.

Measures: 2′ x 2.5″ without loops

Mauritanian protective talisman made from silver, brass, copper and iron – which usually contain verses ( Surah ) on paper, from the Holy Koran. Kitab is Arabic meaning “book.”

measures 2.25″ x 2.25″ (.25″ loops)