Leather And Cowrie Amulet



Early 20th century, Tuareg
The leather and cowrie shell amulets are very traditional Berber objects and yet not that easy to find.  They are stylized hamsas, pure tribal and wonderful.  The very find hand woven cord we do in our Marrakech atelier too is a work of art.

One of a kind

Amulet: 1 7/8 x1 1/8 x 9/8″
Cord length: 22.75″

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).