Ethnic Objects

Tuareg Leather Pillow – Niger

Tuareg Leather Pillow – Niger

Leather. Without fringes, approx. cm. 58,0 x 30,0 (22.83” x 11.81”). Authentic pillow made from colorful leather and applications that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. You can easily fill it using any stuffing material. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the […]

Tuareg Leather Bag – Mauritania

Tuareg Leather Bag – Mauritania

Camel hide, mirrows; approx. Without fringes, cm. 38,0 x 23,0 (14.96” x 9.06”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, the Tuareg operated the trans-Saharan caravan […]

Tebu Knife – Libya

Tebu Knife – Libya

Early 20th century. Steel blade, leather and copper handle, hide scabbard. Cm. 38,0 in length (14.96″); the blade is cm. 24,7 in lenght (9.72″). Weight: grams 241,2 (8.51 oz.). The Toubou people have historically lived in northern Chad, northwestern Niger and southern Libya. The Toubou people are distributed across a large area in the central Sahara, as […]

CHAMBA Ritual Objet – Northen Cameroon

CHAMBA Ritual Objet – Northen Cameroon

Early to mid 20th century. Cm. 59,5 high x 15,0 width (23.43 x 5.91 Inches); grams 956 (33.65 oz.). The Chamba people have their own particular religious beliefs known as the Chamba religion. The traditional religion of the Chamba is premised on a creator solar God (Su) and ancestor spirits who live with this creator. […]

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Tuareg Basket – Mauritania

Leather, vegetables fibres. Diameter cm. 22,0 (8.66”). Quite rare item. Authentic basket made from colorful leather and applications that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg […]

Bamana Maternity – Mali

Bamana Maternity – Mali

Early to mid 20th. Wood. Approximately cm. 80,0 high (31.5”). Kg 4,18 (9.22 lb). Bambara Maternity Figure is intended to encourage fertility and to celebrate motherhood. The Bambara (or Bamana) are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Please share this content if you […]

Kirdi Shield – Cameroon

Kirdi Shield – Cameroon

Cow hide cm. 70,0 high x cm. 41,0 width (27.56″ x 16.14″). This is a classic shield shaped from the Kirdi of Cameroon. Has a rectangular raised centre with a double compass design around. There are hundreds of bumps throughout the front, creating a textured sculptural object. The name of Kirdi – which in Arabic means […]

African Currency – TETELA / NKUTSHU – DR Congo

African Currency – TETELA / NKUTSHU – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 23,8 high (9.37″). Grams 320,0 (11.29 oz.) Copper bar with a bulge in the middle, circular section, extremities with punched designs. Produced by the Nkutshu living on the course of the river Lokenic. For a similar example see: “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 294. “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, […]

Headrest – HEMBA / LUBA – DR Congo

Headrest – HEMBA / LUBA – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Wood, glass beads. Cm 30,0 high x cm. 13,5 width x cm. 5,5 deep (11.81′ x 5.31” x 2.17″). Grams 786 (27.73 oz) The Hemba people (or Eastern Luba) are an ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Hemba people live in villages, recognizing chiefs as their political […]

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