The talisman or amulet is 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.
Length or width: 4" x Height: 2" x Depth: 1 1/2"