This beautiful talisman is called Tcherot in the Touareg language, which means “letter” or “message”. It contains a sheet of paper on which some verses of the Koran are written.
It is worn as a protection from the evil eye, curses, diseases and for good luck.
This amulet, originating in Niger, is stunning in its mixture of metals (copper, brass and nickel) and leather. It also shows beautiful chiselled designs.