Tcherot Talismans

Tcherot n. 25 – Niger

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”. The word Tcherot is used […]

Tcherot n. 24 – Niger

Tcherot n. 24 – Niger

1960′-1970′. Tribal metal, carnelian and glass rings (khroub) gr. 46,9 (1.65 oz.); cm. 9,5 high x cm. 10,3 width (3.74” x 4.05″). 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 […]

Tcherot n. 23 – Niger

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” in Algeria, “Takardé” in Mali […]

Tcherot n. 22 – Niger

Tcherot n. 22 – 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 are called “Taraout” in Algeria, […]

Tcherot n. 21 – Mali

Tcherot n. 21 – Mali

1960′-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 Algeria, “Takardé” in […]

Tcherot n. 20 – Niger

Tcherot n. 20 – Niger

20th century. Silver and copper gr. 221,8 (7.82 oz.); cm. 16,7 high x cm. 16,4 width (6.57” x 6.45″). 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 […]

Tcherot n. 19 – Niger

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 used in Niger, while these […]

Tcherot n. 18 – Niger

Tcherot n. 18 – Niger

Mid 20th century. Engraved silver sheet on aluminium, brass bar, copper. Grams. 41,1 (1.44 oz.); cm. 8,2 high x cm. 6,6 width (3.22” x 2.59″). 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. 17 – Niger

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 from the heat of the desert […]

Berber Talisman – KITAB – Mauritania – Rare Openable Piece

Berber Talisman – KITAB – Mauritania – Rare Openable Piece

1960′-1970′. Engraved silver, copper on brass box; gr. 61,2 (1.13 oz.). Cm. 6,8 high x cm. 6,4 width (2.67” x 2.51″). Rare Openable Piece. 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 more verses of the Quran selected by an […]

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