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Vintage African Tuareg Lunar Pendant Necklace - SIGNED

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Tuareg Silver Necklace
Tuareg Silver Necklace
Price: $124.00
Item Number: IK-4681-Nlk

Old Gris-Gris Necklace from the Tuareg Tribe of Northern Africa

This tribal jewelry lunar necklace was handcrafted during later 1900's by the nomadic Tuareg tribe of Northern Africa. It is signed on the back with the artisans Tifinagh inscription.

The crescent moon is a familiar symbol that is celebrated in many cultures. Among the Tuareg, the moon in all its stages is an ever-present companion during their nighttime treks through the desert when it is cooler.

It was skillfully handmade of Tuareg silver with an ornate copper accent around the elevated center triangle.

The etched designs are a classic Tuareg treatment, with each line said to represent an important member of the tribe, both human and animal.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
   Pendant Size = 3-1/2 inches across x 5/8 inches at center front
   Length = 22 inches, neckline circumference
   Weight = 0.62 oz
   Shipping weight =7 oz
   Materials = Tuareg silver (Silver with metal), Onyx, Copper, Metal findings

About the TUAREG: The African Tuareg consist of widely dispersed nomadic tribes in Northern Africa who are renowned for their great noble bearing.

Sometimes referred to as the "First People," the Tuareg say that they have inhabited the northern span of Africa for millennia - a claim that history supports. 

The Tuareg are undisputed masters of the desert, skillfully venturing with aplomb where others could not survive.

Men and women hold equal rank with Tuareg society, with the men veiling their faces rather than the women.  

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