Antique Mauritanian Tuareg Tcherot Amulet
This is a stunning antique Tcherot, more than 150 years old! The workmanship is amazing on this piece, such detailed engraving on both the central Tuareg motif and on the border design, all done by hand. In excellent condition for its age. A rare find.
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.
Mid 19th century
5.9 cm (h) x 5.4 cm (w)