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Antique Leather Tuareg Double Tcherot Amulet, Niger, West Africa

£195.00

An antique silver (tested) and leather double tcherot, made by Tuareg people in Niger, West Africa circa 1940. The base is metal with a decorative incised silver sheet, the whole amulet then covered in leather. The leather cord is original and decorative with trade beads.

A fine example of a traditional Tuareg tcherot which would have contained verses from the Qur'an, believed to afford protection to the wearer. A collectible piece in very good condition for its age.

Photo props are not included.

Date:

1940s

Material:

Leather, iron, silver & beads

Dimensions:

11.0 cm (h) x 8.5 cm (w)

Weight:

95.2 g

Ref:

AMU-145

References:

Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p.225