Tcherot Talismans

Tcherot n. 27 – Niger

Tribal metal (alloy of many different metals), copper, ebony grams 253,2 (8.93 oz.); cm. 17,9 high x cm. 15,5 width (7.05” x 6.10"). 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...

Tcherot n. 26 – Niger

20th century. Silver  on copper sheet gr. 36,4 (1.28 oz.); cm. 7,0 high x cm. 6,8 width (2.76” x 2.68"). 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...

Tcherot n. 25 – Niger

Tribal metal on iron sheet, old venetian murrine beads, leather, plastic wires. The piece is cm. 62 in lenght (24.40"). The Therot is cm. 10,5 high x cm. 12,0 width (4.13” x 4.72"). In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”....

Tcherot n. 23 – Niger

Mid 20th century. Engraved silver on brass sheet. Grams. 28,0 (0.98 oz.); cm. 7,5 high x cm. 6,0 width (2.95” x 2.36"). 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”...

Tcherot n. 19 – Niger

1970'. Silver on iron sheet, leather gr. 260,0 (9.17 oz.); the Tcherot is cm. 12,3 high x cm. 14,5 width (4.84” x 5.70"). The piece is cm. 62,0 in lenght. 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...

Tcherot n. 17 – Niger

20th century. Front side manufactured from white metal and copper sheet, rear side of iron sheet. Each tcherot is approx. cm. 6,2 high x cm. 5,5 width (2.44” x 2.16″); gr. 40,9 (1.44 oz.). These talismans are attached to tagelmoust, a strip of cloth 20 feet long, protects them...

Tuareg Talisman – Gris-Gris – Niger

20th century. Leather; gr. 82,3 (2.90 oz.). Cm. 9,5 width x cm. 23,3 high (3.74” x 9.17"). This talisman often has a sheet of paper, closed and sealed, on which is written in Arabic, one or more verses of the Quran selected by an Imam or a Marabout, at the request of a person...

Berber Talisman – KITAB – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Engraved silver, brass on iron sheet; gr. 32,3 (1.13 oz.). Cm. 6,8 high x cm. 6,0 width (2.67” x 2.36"). Excellent work. The Kitab has the form of a metal box (rectangle or square) and often has a sheet of paper, closed and sealed, on which is written in Arabic, one or...

Berber Talisman – KITAB – Mauritania

Mid 20th century. Brass, silver and copper on brass and silver sheet; gr. 29,8 (1.05 oz.). Cm. 5,9 high x cm. 5,3 width (2.32” x 2.08"). Excellent work. The Kitab has the form of a metal box (rectangle or square) and often has a sheet of paper, closed and sealed, on which is written in...