The Tuareg nomads of the south Sahara are renowned for their exquisite silver and leather work. Tuareg artisans have preserved the symbolism and cosmology of the past through their jewelry and other artifacts. The geometric patterns and designs have a modern and universal appeal that transcend the sands of time.
This "tcherot," or amulet, was worn to ward off evil and to bring good fortune to its wearer. The interior of the amulet would contain a piece of paper with written verses of the Koran or old magic formula known and prepared by the Marabout, or some may even contain sand from the Desert.
Dimensions: Height: 10 1/2" x Length: 28 1/2" - the pendant is 2 1/4" x 2" with a depth of 3/16".
With tribal silver beads and a ribbon tie closure.