Desert shops: "Silver touareg jewelry" Top 5 Page for this destination Libya Shopping Tip by Luchonda

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  Desert shopping
by Luchonda
  • Desert shopping - Libya
      Desert shopping
    by Luchonda
  • Touareg salesman - Libya
      Touareg salesman
    by Luchonda

The environment is unique - the desert/Oases (Picture taken by my friend Frank)

What to buy: Touareg jewelry - Silver - no gold.
Tuareg women have a superstitious fear of gold and will not wear it. Silver has thus taken its place in the tuareg traditions. Silver jewelry is part of every Tuareg family estate. It has both symbolic and real value, serving also as savings and for (foreign) exchange.

Every jewel is a message and contains sometimes forgotten symbols.
Every necklace worn by a Tuareg woman tells stories of her people, her city. (text from the net and comment by the local guide)

What to pay: No ATM - so cash

Address: Libyan desert
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2008
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