The Taureg people are a semi-nomadic tribe from Mali, Niger, and Algeria. They are known throughout Northern African as master silversmiths. The Taureg are very often referred to as “ Blue men of the desert.” because of the indigo turbans that they routinely wear.
The Taureg have a large variety of jewelry that they are known for, the most popular is the cross of Agadez. Most of the etchings and engravings include symbols that help to ward off the evil eye.
This Taureg turquoise pendent Is 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. There are a number of beautiful symbolic etchings at the top of the pendent.