Old silver Agadez cross made in the mid 20th century, from Agadez, Niger.
Touareg crosses were worn by men and passed from father to son when the boy reach puberty. Most of the cross are named after oasis towns.
The Agadez cross is the most widely worn. All crosses are believed to be powerful talisman through the symbolisms incorporated in the designs.
The Touareg are nomadic people in the western Sahara, their silversmiths are well known to produce beautiful jewellery using ancient techniques such as the lost wax method, forging and chiselling.