Other Ethnic Objects

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 […]

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