Life for the dessert nomad is exceedingly perilous; so it goes for the Tuareg people of the African Sahara. Faced with almost unbearable weather conditions, deadly tribal rivalries and malevolent supernatural forces, one can easily see how the Tuareg value items that are believed to bring about good fortune and well being. Highly religious and superstitious, they tend to carry small biblical verses and articles of luck on their person. These items are often kept tucked away in a locket device with a secret compartment know as a Tcherot pendant. This special necklace is worn around the neck at all times. The pendant offered here was fashioned after this traditional piece. Our Tcherot is created from African silver as it was and still is the metal of choice for the Saharan people because of its fortuitous connotations. An outstanding central silver pyramid has been afixed where the secret compartment would normally be placed. This rhomboid selection is suspended upon a necklace of black beads with silver cylindrical and spherical pieces interspersed in between.
This is an older piece.
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Dimensions: The pendant measures 2 1/2 inches long x 2 1/2 inches wide. The hang length of the necklace is 15 1/2 inches long.
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