'Tcherot' Talisman - Tuareg People, Niger
Title: Talismans - ‘Tcherot’
Material: Silver & iron
Country: Nomads of the Southern Sahara
Description: These rare talismans or amulets are attached to a
tagelmoust, a strip of cloth. The front side is made from silver
sheet and the rear side of iron. Amulets are usually filled with
magical substances such as a prayers, magic numbers, or sand -
hidden inside to protect its wearer. They exist in many different
shapes, forms and materials.
The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the
middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. Tuareg
are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, they operated the
trans-Saharan caravan trade connecting the great cities on the
southern edge of the Sahara via five desert trade routes to the
northern coast of Africa.
Included is a custom-built metal stand and optional Tuareg 'tagelmoust.'
Individual amulet dimensions: 3" height x 2 1/2" width 1/2" depth
Stand dimensions: 5" height x 8" width x 1 1/2" depth
Amulet dimensions with stand: 5 1/2" height x 8" width x 1 1/2" depth