Large Tuareg Tcherot Necklace, Brass

Large Tuareg Tcherot Necklace, Brass


Antique North African Tuareg silver, brass & copper amulet with black leather tassels.

Tcherot pendants are talismans worn by the Tuareg people of northern Africa. "Tcherot" in the Tuareg language literally translates as "paper" or "message" , these objects often enclosed slips of paper with different writings, from verses of the Quran, to symbols or letters. Letter-like symbols stamped onto the back of the box are the maker’s mark.

Length, top to bottom: 24’’

Pendant at largest: 6 x 6.25’’

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