A tcherot is a small talisman, often containing bits of paper bearing verses from the Koran. In Niger, a Tuareg girl of 17 receives a tcherot from her mother. Men also wear these amulets for good luck.
Etched silver front, possibly recycled Maria Theresa thaler. Tin back. 38 cm necklace string of black plastic beads with recycled silver feature beads.
Approximate size of talisman: 55 x 60 mm. Weight: 35 grams.