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Vintage African Tuareg Gris-Gris Pendant Necklace with Tifinagh Inscriptions

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Gris-gris African necklace
Gris-gris African necklace
Price: $108.00
Item Number: IK-377-Nlk

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

This tribal jewelry Gris-Gris necklace was handcrafted during the 1970's by the nomadic Tuareg tribe or Northern Africa.

This Gris-Gris has local Tifinagh inscriptions, providing both spiritual, calendrical, and physical directions for life's journeys. The large internal square denotes the vital 4-directions, or 4-elements.

It was handmade of yellow copper mounted mounted on dark-tanned leather, which forms the fold-over bail. It has been strung on a newer black cord in the traditional fashion.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
   Pendant Size = 2-1/4 inches x 2-1/4 inches
   Length = 22 inches, neckline circumference (can be tied shorter)
   Weight = 0.48 oz
   Shipping weight = 6 oz
   Materials = Yellow copper, Leather, Cord

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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