Ethnic Jewels

Old Tuareg Hoggar Talisman – TERAOUT – Algeria

Tribal metal on iron sheet, copper decorations. gr. 101,2 (3.57 oz.); cm. 25,5 high x cm. 20,5 width (10.04” x 8.07"). A genuine and old Taraout from Tuareg Hoggar, Algeria. These rare elaborate talismans were worn by women of noble birth. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They...

Old Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Ebony Beads Silver Inlaid – Mauritania

Ebony beads silver inlaid, agate and carnelian beads. Cm 31,5 in length (12.40"); gr. 41,3 (1.46 oz.). Beads diameter approx cm. 0,8 (0.31"). 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...