30” chain + 3” pendant, adjustableSterling silver Tuareg cross with African beads made of pearl, shell and silver. Sterling hook closure
One Of A Kind
The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from hostile supernatural forces that inhabit the surrounding environment – the ”Jinn“ (evil spirits) and gain the protection of beneficial genies. The cross serves as their talisman.
Inspired by the VMFA Sunken Treasures Exhibit.
Handmade in RVA by sisters, Jan & Jill Shropshire.