Chest ornament "Teraout" on silver Tuareg beads.
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 Teraout are worn by Tuareg women of high standing.
Height from top to bottom 19 1/2 and length from end to end is 27"" - height of pendant 3" x 4" in width