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Tuareg Tcherot Leather Pendant Africa

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Special Price $45.00 Regular Price $65.00
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Materials Leather, Metal
Made In Mali
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Good to fair. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Scratches, some chips, some pieces missing, dents in metal.
People Tuareg
Object Size 3.5 X 2.75 inches
Necklace Length --
Pendant Size 3.5 X 2.75 inches
Strand Length --
Brand Unbranded
Style Statement, Tcherots
Type Pendant

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.