Old Tuareg Hand of Fatima – KHOMISSAR – Mali
Shells on multiple layers of hide. Cm. 10,7 width x cm. 7,4 high (4.21″ x 2.91″). Gr. 60,7 (2.14 oz).
The Khomissar, in the form of a stylized hand, is believed to ward off the evil eye and, being made of shells, doubles as a fertility symbol.
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