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AFRICAN TRIBAL JEWELRY - Vintage Silver and Brass Tuareg Tscherot Amulet Pendant Necklace

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Vintage African Necklace
Vintage African NecklaceSide angle viewBack view with coin and rulerAfrican Tuareg signatureneck cord wrapped twiceTuareg amulet necklaceAfrican necklace on manikinShown at full lengthAfrican Amulet Pendant
Price: $144.00
Item Number: INH-725-Nk

African Tuareg Tribal Jewelry - Vintage Amulet Pendant Necklace

This unusual necklace was handcrafted in Africa by Tuareg tribal jewelry artisans in ornate silver with brass accents.

This Tscherot pendant is vintage Tuareg jewelry from the late 1900's - not a new reproduction.

A Tscherot (Tchirot, Tcherot) is a traditional Tuareg tribal amulet that is shaped like the outline of a man's torso while standing in the moonlight with his arms crossed.

They are always beautifully engraved with Tuareg symbols that frequently include star patterns and constellations familiar to the group.

Since the Tuareg tribes typically sojourn at night to avoid the extreme heat of the daytime desert, they use stars and constellations as their navigation guides.

Tchirot pendants with their incised celestial maps and landmarks are worn as powerful amulets - an extra precaution to guarantee a safe night's journey.


Typically considered a Tuareg man's necklace, Tscherot are now often worn by women as well.

This large vintage Tscherot was beautifully handcrafted in silver and brass. Incised patterns represent familiar mountains and streams, as well as the configuration of the Southern Cross constellation.

It was skillfully and sturdily made; it does not bend.

The back is brass which has the unique signature of the Tuareg artisan in the native Tifinagh symbols peeking through a warm age patina.

The neckband is more recent, handmade in the traditional Tuareg way. A vibrant band of colorful soft leather highlights the threads of the neck cord. At 35 inches long, the neck band is long enough to wrap around the neck for a shorter necklace if desired.


Excellent condition.


Comes to you in a gift-box.


Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Pendant Size = 2-1/4 inches long x 2-1/4 inches wide 
    Length = 35 inches (neckline circumference)
    Weight = 1.43 oz
    Shipping weight = 7 oz
    Material = Silver, Brass, Leather, Neck strands

About TUAREG: The African Tuareg consist of widely dispersed nomadic tribes in northern Africa known for their great noble bearing and desert navigation skills.

They often refer to themselves as the "First People," claiming to have inhabited their region for eons, and well before all others - a claim that history supports
The Tuareg are undisputed masters of the desert, skillfully venturing with aplomb where others could not survive. Men and women hold equal rank with Tuareg society.  

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This Large African Necklace was handcrafted by Tuareg tribal jewelry artisans. It is signed in Tuareg script on the back.