The Tuareg are a nomadic tribe from the Sahara, one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. To protect themselves from supernatural forces, they use different talismans, the most relevant of which is the Tuareg Cross, derived from the Egyptian Ankh that protects against the evil eye.

Due to its traveling nature, orientation is of the utmost importance to the survival of the group. The arms of the cross symbolize the four cardinal points, transforming it into a sign of orientation that was inherited to the children as a symbol that they were always guided in their lives and were protected wherever they go..