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Antique African Tuareg leather belt with amulets

Antique African Tuareg leather belt with amulets


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1920: Item # 1405989

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This Antique leather Tuareg belt is from the African region of Timbuktu, Mali. The total length of the belt including the fringe is roughly 46 inches. The 2 leather talisman or amulets are flat and they loosely loop around the belt so their position can be re arranged. They were sewn shut, protecting the contents. Because of their inaccessibility...it is not possible to know if the contents are amulets or talisman. They measure roughly 3 inches x 2.5... and 3.5 inches x 2.5. Amulets are believed to have the power to ward off negative energy, evil spirits,etc... Talisman is the opposite of an amulet; talismans are believed to give positive energy to the person who possesses it..