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Leather Amulet And White Beads



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Mid 20th century, Tuareg or Amazigh
Sewn in these wonderful leather amulets are prayers asking for protection. They were put on the necks of goats, cows, sheep etc.   Of course people wore (wear) them as well among their other talismans and adornments. This piece still has remains of decorative stamping.   The white glass trade beads finished with our hand woven cord give it a light and airy look.

One of a kind

Amulet: 1.5 x 1.25″
Necklace length: 20.75″

A note about our woven cords.  We weave these by hand, every one of them.   Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us.  The work is labor intensive.  When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace.  It becomes her or him.