Tag - Tuareg

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mauritania / Mali

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 “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Mauritania / Mali

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 “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

Old Tuareg Talisman – TCHEROT – Azawagh, Niger

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 “Kitab” in Mauritania. The Tcherot often has the form...

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 -...

Fine Tuareg Chest – Mauritania

Wooden chest, decorated with iron plaques, fixed by means of copper spherical studs. 20th century – cm. 13,0 high x cm. 30,0 width x cm. 15,0 depth (5.12” x 11.81" x 5.91”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central...

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...

Authentic Fine Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Approx. cm. 90,0 high x cm. 46,0 width (35.43" x 18.11"). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia,...