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Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mauritania / Mali

In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called “Taraout” in Algeria, “Takardé” in Mali and “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

Old Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – South Morocco

Wood. Cm 60,0 in length (23.62"); gr. 97,3 (3.31 oz.). Beads diameter approx cm. 1,0. The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it's also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mauritania / Mali

In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called “Taraout” in Algeria, “Takardé” in Mali and “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Azawagh, Niger

In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called “Taraout” in Algeria, “Takardé” in Mali and “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – Ait Hadiddu Tribe, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 160,0 high x 130,0 width (62.99” x 51.18”). Excellent conditions. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths. Legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans.  They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language...

Old Pair Berber Fibulae – TIZERZAI – Ait Serhrouchen Tribe – North East Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Tribal metal, glass beads. The piece is cm. 91,5 in lenght (36.02"); each fibula is cm. 14,1 x cm. 8,6 (5.55" x 3.39"). Grams 139,2 (4.91 oz). Very good conditions. Essential feminine embellishment, the tizerzai are taken in pairs to close the coat. Beautiful pair. For more information and similar examples: "Tiserai - The Fibule Au Maroc", by...