Artisan dagger made by the Tuareg tribe in Niger. span>
Blade: 9.5 cm
The sheath is made of nickel silver and the handle of wood. It has rings for hanging.
The Tuareg (in Arabic: طوارق) are a nomadic Berber people living in the Sahara desert, and who have their own script, the Tifinagh. In ancient times, they were dedicated to looting villages, also controlling the desert routes.
The Tuareg people live in the central and western part of the Sahara and the north of the Sahel. For the Tuareg, the Sahara is not one desert, but several united that are called Tinariwen “the deserts”. Among the deserts of northwest Africa, Tenere stands out. Numerous deserts can also be cited, which they differentiate between more and less arid, flat or mountainous: Adrar, Tagant, Tawat (Touat) Tanezruft, Adghagh n Fughas, Tamasna, Azawagh, Adar, Damargu, Tagama, Manga, Ayr, Tarramit ( Termit), Kawar, Jado, Tadmait, Admer, Igharghar, Ahaggar, Tassili N’Ajjer, Tadrart, Idhan, Tanghart, Fezzan, Tibesti, Kalansho and the Libyan Desert.