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Group of 4 Antique Worn Tuareg Leather and Metal Tcherot Amulets - Rita Okrent Collection (P699)

Group of 4 Antique Worn Tuareg Leather and Metal Tcherot Amulets.

These lovely old worn amulets are being sold together, as is, as a lot.

Each is unique and 3 have raised decorations.

Price is reduced due to wear and some missing decoration on each amulet.

Useful for jewelry design and artisan creations.

Kitab or tcherot amulets are found in the regions where the Tuareg nomadic people live, such as Mauritania and Niger. Tcherot typically contain small objects with amulet properties and carefully folded magical formulas as well as verses from the Koran, all designed to protect and strengthen the wearer or to ensure her fertility. A Tuareg girl receives her first Tcherot from her mother at the age of seventeen. (from the book "African Beads, Jewels of a Continent" by Evelyn Simak).

Pendant Item 699

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