Tuareg jewelry is fashioned by the semi-nomadic Tuareg people in the Saharan desert. This tribe has been making symbolic, silver heirloom jewelry from 99.9% pure silver for centuries. This sterling silver chain holds one such special piece.
This silver hatch pendant is etched with little cross hatches. A hashmark design (////////), as seen on this, symbolizes the freely moving wind as it sweeps across the desert, leaving lines in the sand that indicate its direction. Desert guides follow those lines so as not to walk directly into the wind.
This charming necklace is 15" long, the chain is sterling silver and the fair trade pendant is 1" wide, and made of 99.9% pure silver.