Cylindrical and silver container, decorated with geometical patterns made through the repoussé technique. There are vaulted sealing caps on either side (which cannot be removed). There are two rings attached to the bottom of the cylinder, through which the turban cloth is threaded. It is supposed to contain Koranic verses written on paper by a marabout, although some say that it is often empty. The Korkoro is a decorative amulet worn by Tuareg men (and some Peul / Wodaabe men) on the side of their turban.
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