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Leather Harratine Gris Gris Protective Amulet, Decorated with Shells and Chain, Morocco - Rita Okrent Collection (P564d)

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A traditional harratine gris gris talisman with decorative shells and chain.

The Harratine people are found in the West Sahara, and this amulet came to the collection from Morocco.

Circa 1950's or later.

3.5 inches long including chain.

From Wikipedia:

Gris-gris (/ˈɡrˌɡr/ GREE-gree, also spelled grigri, and sometimes also "gregory" or "gerregery"),[1] is a Voodoo amulet originating in Africa which is believed to protect the wearer from evil or bring luck,[2] and in some West African countries is used as a method of birth control.

Pendant Item 564d

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