Tcherot. Old Tuareg amulet

75,00 €

  • Lenght 85 mm
  • Width 70 mm
  • Height 13 mm
  • Weight 64 gr


An old Tuareg silver and copper amulet (tcherot) from Mali. It is ornated with nice engravings affording protection to the wearer. It would have also contain some verses from the Quran or other protective writings to ward off bad influences and evil. Superb patina. Other denominations: -gris-gris-, -kitab-, -gri-gri-. Curiously by the designs on the back of this piece, it looks like it was made using an old copper tray.