Taureg saddle- Taureg tribe, also known romantically as “blue men of the Sahara” dominated trade across the Sahara for centuries. No one knows their origins though they have been attributed to Beudoin tribes. The Tuareg inhabit the Sahara regions of North Africa- Niger, Mali, Libya, Algeria and Burkina Faso. Tuareg is an Arabic term meaning abandoned by God. They call themselves Imohag, translated as free men.