The Tuareg people are about 2 million semi-nomadic people who live across the Sahara Desert. Tuaregs have been called the "blue people" for the indigo dye colored clothes they traditionally wear and which stains their skin. They even believe that they have blue blood running in their veins.
Also because they are superstitious and believe in the continuous presence of various spirits (djinns), most Tuareg men wear protective amulets that protect them from evil. Hence the pouch with a protective message in the art piece and it reads:
“May God protect you from all evil and wish you peace and prosperity.”
The blue weaving with its wave- like patterns resembles Hokusai's print ‘The Wave’. The cranes in Eastern mythology are a symbol of peace and longevity. Repurposed wood resembles the cracking of dawn that allows the light, waves and birds to rise.
This piece is decorative as well as functional. it has a battery operated night light with a remote control. the light streams through the orange window on the top. Puck light is pinned to the wall first and the sculpture is suspended above it where the light is centered in that window.
Cranes are a symbol of beauty, longevity and peace in Eastern mythology.