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Tuareg Tcherot Pendant Silver and Tiny Talhakimts Mali African

$150.00
Product #: 90173
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Title Tuareg Tcherot Pendant Silver and Tiny Talhakimts Mali African
Materials Silver (unknown metal content), glass
Made In Mali
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Tarnishing, slight dents and general wear. Center piece is broken and very loose. Missing some decoration.
People Tuareg
Pendant Size 3 x 4.5 inches See picture with penny for size comparison.


Additional information: For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.


Tuareg talisman boxes or "Tcherots" were worn on necklaces by Tuareg women and on Tuareg men's turbans. They contain verses of the Quran and were worn as protective amulets, for fertility and for strength. Tuareg girls are given Tcherots by their mother when they reach the age of seventeen.



The Tuareg are a nomadic people of Niger and surrounding countries. They are tall, and a Tuareg woman can pack an entire household on a camel in two hours. Their skin is blue-black, from the indigo rubbed into cloths wrapped around their faces to keep out the desert sun and sand.