Antique Saharan Tuareg Tcherot Amulet
An antique Tuareg amulet, more than 100 years old. It has beautiful intricately patterned engraving and granulation, all done by hand. In excellent condition for its age.
The Tuareg people believed that wearing an amulet like this would afford protection to the wearer as it would often have contained verses from the Qu’ran. It was also commonly known as a gris-gris, gri-gri or kitab.
Late 19th century
4.0 cm (h) x 3.5 cm (w)