Other Ethnic Objects

Berber Talisman Wallet with Kitab Amulet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Talisman Wallet with Kitab Amulet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather. The piece is approx. cm. 33,0 in lenght (12.99″). The metal amulet (Kitab) is cm 5,4 x cm 4,1 (2.13″ x 1.61”). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The […]

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 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 […]

Tuareg Hammer – African Currency – Niger

Tuareg Hammer – African Currency – Niger

Early to mid 20th century. Bronze gr. 320,2 (11.29 oz.). Cm. 22,5 high x cm. 3,1 width (8.86” x 1.22”). Rectangular bronze plate, both sides decorated with geometric incisions characteristic of Tuareg work. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and […]

Tuareg Hammer – Niger

Tuareg Hammer – Niger

Mid 20th century. Brass, copper, silver gr. 807,9 (28.5 oz.). Cm. 26,0 high x cm. 14,5 width (10.24” x 5.71”). Authentic old Tuareg hammer, decorated with traditional geometric designs. These hammers are used by Tuareg to break blocks of sugar. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are […]

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Tuareg Leather Box – DAGABAT – Agadez Region, Niger

Camel knee’s leather, henna. Cm. 7,4 high x cm. 10,5 width (2.91″ x 4.13″). A Tuareg box known as “dagabat” from the region around Agadez in Niger. Tuareg women stretch wet vellum over clay forms to make the dagabat and trim the excess leather before tying them up and sitting them out to dry.  Once dry cotton string dipped […]

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Kirdi Iron Cache Sexe – Cameroon

Iron, iron beads. Without the cotton rope, the belt is cm. 46,0 in lenght (18.11″). The cache sexe is cm. 15,8 high x cm. 30,7 width (6.22″ x 12.08); weight: grams 488,0 (17.21 oz.). On the occasion of the dances for the harvest, these unusual objects were tied in most exemplary hanging from a belt worn by […]

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Tuareg Veil Weight – ASSROU N’ SWOUL – Niger

Geometric layers of copper on white metal sheet. Cm. 28,3 high (11.14″). Grams 141,2 (4.98 oz.). Excellent decorations. A genuine and old Tuareg veil weight known as ” assrou n’ swoul “, generally translated as ” the key which is thrown over the shoulder “. This elaborate key-like pendant is often worn by wealthier women as […]

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Berber Babouche – Ida Ou Nadif Tribe – Anti Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, wool. Cm. 26,3 high x cm. 11,5 width (10.35″ x 4.52”). The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture […]

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