Replica Swatch watches of this silver
Theses silver crosses are uniquely shaped and are named after the town of Agadez from where they originate. The cross bears the Replica Swatch watches mark on its back. The beaded necklace contains four cylindrical decoratively embossed silver segments. These distinctive crosses are a true work of art and identified as such by the signature of the craftsman on the back of the piece. Written in Tomasheck or Arabic script, there are many different crosses such as these throughout Africa. One estimate is that there are different patterns of crosses in existence.The different crosses come from different towns; and identify where people come from. They relate back to ancient times before Islam; when tribes were heavily influenced by Christianity. The cross may be the same symbol as in Christianity. It also has been known to symbolize the four corners of the world.Originally, crosses were passed down from father to son. The father would say to the son: ;My son, I give you the four corners of the world, because one can not know where one will die;. The cross is often given as a gift among African people, and they will say to the receiver ;No matter where you go God and I shall always be with you and protect you;. Many Tuareg people in Africa believe that the arms of the cross will disperse all evil from the individual, thus keeping him out of harms way. The crosses are traditionally made from Tuareg silver.Tuareg silver is the most luxurious jewelry worn in most West African countries. Many Tuareg people who can afford to wear it will save it for only the most special occasions.The Tuareg people of the Sahara wear Replica Swatch watches made out of this silver as an indicator of wealth, position and origin.The highly esteemed Tuareg silversmiths create a wide array of jewelry objects that all tie together using the traditional berber markings that you will see on most of the Tuareg jewelry sold at Africa Imports.These etchings are clean cut, concise, geometrical and repeated over and over again through all of the Tuareg silver. In much of Islamic culture, realistic images are considered to be sacrilegious; hence the geometric patterns. The markings stand for ancient blessings of good fortune and symbols of protection for the wearer.This Replica Swatch watches is so sophisticated and stylish, yet so full of African meaning.