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. The incredibly fine work of the cord was done by Fedua in our Marrakech atelier. This is work that can take up to two days. The beads are also rare and wonderfully worn Venetian made, 17th – 18th century.
One of a kind
The leather pouch: 3.25 x 2″
Cord length: 26.75″