Tuareg Amulets from the Sahara Desert - Picture Collection 117
With brass or silver ball corners, leather, cord and beaded decorations

Mauritanian protective talisman made from silver, brass, copper and iron - which usually contain verses ( Surah ) on paper, from the Holy Koran.  Kitab is Arabic meaning "book."
They may also contain magic squares - numbers that add the same up, down or diagonally.

Beautiful examples of the skill of the Tuareg silversmiths
  72 x 54 mm           Antique Silver on Iron           64 x 55 mm

85 x 76 mm
Silver and Leather with leather covered hinged back

79 x 69 mm
Silver and Leather

65 x 55 mm
Silver, Copper and Leather

66 x 59 mm
Silver and Leather

63 x 51 mm
Silver and Leather

83 x 70 mm
Silver and Leather with leather covered hinged back

67 x 61 mm
Silver and Copper

68 x 51 mm
Silver, Brass and Leather

60 x 53 mm
Silver, Copper and Leather

64 x 52 mm
Silver and Leather

Picture Index

70 x 55 mm
Silver and Copper with leather covered hinged back

70 x 56 mm
Silver and Leather

63 x 52 mm
Silver and Leather

59 x 53 mm
Silver and Leather

56 x 49 mm
Silver, Copper and Leather

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