Amulets & Talismans

Old Dogon Ring – Horse – Mali

Bronze. Cm. 6,0 high (2.36"). Inner diameter cm. 2,2 (0.87"); US size 11.0. Gr. 17,9 (0.63 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from...

Old Tuareg Bella Amulet – Niger / Mali

Beautiful item; extrafine work. Silver. Grams 14,7 (0.52 oz.); cm. 8,5 high x cm. 6,1 width (3.35" x 2.40″) . Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. For more information and similar examples: "Silberschmuck aus der Sahara -...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mali – Fine Work

1970'. Tribal metal, agate and carnelian rings (khroub) gr. 71,7 (2.52 oz.); cm. 8,8 high x cm. 9,2 width (3.46” x 3.62"). 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...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Azawagh, Niger

Mid 20th century. Engraved silver on brass sheet, brass; copper stods. Grams. 34,6 (1.22 oz.); cm. 8,5 high x cm. 6,5 width (3.35” x 2.56"). 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...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Azawagh, Niger

Mid 20th century. Engraved silver on aluminium sheet, brass. Grams. 31,0 (1.09 oz.); cm. 7,2 high x cm. 7,0 width (2.83” x 2.75"). 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...