Taxation is theft
Well, a couple of the bangles I’m wearing are Somali because most of the Amazigh jewelry I own is silver. Two of them are Tuareg brass bracelets. I used a caftan as the base with black Victorian petticoat . The headdress is a mixture of a Spanish Catholic mandala veil and coin belly dancer. My corset is decorated with the Tuareg cross tanaghilt. The centre of the cross represents God and since Muslims believe we are one with God, mankind shares that central spot. The four arms of the cross are to keep evil at bay and this cross is worn as a protective amulet. Whilst the Tuareg Cross is not supposed to represent Christianity (nor Islam) it is probably based on the Christian cross. Before the arrival of Islam, Berbers were Christian and very familiar with Christian art.