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sahara: traditions
cross tea pot hand of fatima veil pilgrimage box


From their head veils to their tea pots, the Tuareg are a people whose traditions have been shaped by the Sahara. The desert's Arab, Berber and sub-Saharan African customs and religious beliefs are all reflected in Tuareg artifacts. As is the Tuareg past as nomadic caravaners -- Tuareg artifacts are light, portable and designed to withstand the ravages of heat, dust and time.


Photo Credits:
Cross -- Marc Ginzberg, "African Forms"
Tea Pot -- American Museum of Natural History
Hand of Fatima -- Marc Ginzberg, "African Forms"
Pilgrimage Box -- Marc Ginzberg, "African Forms"




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